Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor and star of Jordan Peele‘s hit horror movie Get Out, defended his casting in the film that explores racial issues in the U.S. While Jackson defended his remarks as not a criticism of black British actors but just a question about Hollywood, Kaluuya, who rose to fame in the U.K. on TV shows such as Skins and Babylon and will soon appear in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and was recently cast as the lead in Steve McQueen‘s Widows, addressed the complaint. “Big up Samuel L. Jackson, because here’s a guy who has broken down doors.
Females made up 29% of protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films of 2016, according to a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
The latest USC research also reports that just 8.1 percent of Hollywood's helmers over the past decade were black or Asian.