Jordan Peele Doesn't See Ever Casting a White Man as the Lead in His Movies

In light of the release of his highly successful second film, Us, Jordan Peele sat down for a conversation series at East Hollywood's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. During the conversation, Peele spoke about the importance of putting black actors in lead roles in his films and why he'd never see himself putting a white man as a lead in his movies.

He explained, "The way I look at it. I get to cast black people in my movies. I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, 'I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.' And they say yes."

Peele continued, "I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I've seen that movie. It really is one of the best, greatest pieces of this story, is feeling like we are in this time — a renaissance has happened and proved the myths about representation in the industry are false." 

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