Comedian turned director Jordan Peele recently spoke about how he’s given up acting on screen anymore and will stick with writing/directing in the future.
He also won a Directors Guild award this weekend for his debut feature “Get Out,” and during his acceptance speech he revealed the motivation behind why he decided to quit acting – and it ties back to Sony’s “The Emoji Movie”:
“I was offered the role of Poop – this is true. I would not make this up. I was offered the role of Poop; I was like, ‘That’s f–ked up.’ I told my manager, ‘That’s f–ked up, let me sleep on it.’ I came back the next day, I said, ‘Well, what are they offering?’ And they said, ‘Oh, well they’ve already given it to Sir Patrick Stewart.’ I was like, ‘F–k this’… That’s a true story.”
Peele has personal Oscar nominations for directing and the screenplay for “Get Out” with the film itself also up for Best Picture.