Arguably one of the most sough-after actors of the moment, Daniel Kaluuya is enjoying his new height of fame and now the actor of the moment features in stylish editorial for GQ maagzine.
Nominated for an Oscar, fresh from a BAFTAs win and starring in what is shaping up to be a record-breaking movie 'Black Panther', Daniel Kaluuya is relishing in his glorious moment. The British born actor has had phenomenal success stateside and is the breakout star of Hollywood especially after his role in cult hit 'Get Out'.
He sits down with GQ to discuss winning/ losing, wanting a family and what he would be doing if he wasn't acting.
Alongside the eye-opening interview was a fashion-forward shoot which showed us Daniel, as we have never seen him before.
Take a look at the photos below!
Daniel Kaluuya poses in a floral shirt for GQ (GQ)
Daniel Kaluuya sits down with GQ (GQ)
Read excerpts from the interview below:
Daniel Kaluuya is in the thick of awards season. His British accent is thick. It's morning. He looks tired but remains super focused. Pensive. Serious. "I don't have time for fucking race debates," he says. His breakout role in Jordan Peele's Get Out—which scored him a Best Actor nod at this year's Oscars—has guaranteed that in every sit-down, he's gotta talk about race. "I just rebuke all of this shit." He's looking at the long game. This isn't just some handsome actor—destined to live a life of following directors' orders and collecting trophies. This is a serious artist, someone who's been "plottin'." Look at these three films: Get Out will be heralded as the standard of black surrealism, possibly sparking its own genre entirely. Black Panther is on track to break box-office records. And Steve McQueen's forthcoming Widows will likely land him back in this seat next year: answering questions over breakfast, smack-dab in the middle of awards season.
Listening to him, I'm reminded of a young Sidney Poitier. He's shrewd. Charismatic. Unapologetic. Important. "This house didn't want me for the longest time. I kept trying to get in, and they wouldn't let me in. And I didn't even like the house!" He takes a bite of his omelet. "So now I'm building my own house.
GQ: Do you expect to win?
Daniel Kaluuya: What?
You expect to lose?
I didn't come here to win.
Why'd you come?
To check it out. [laughs] I'm not here to win. I'm not here to lose. I'm here to check out. Go to the fire. Sometimes you go to the fire. Sometimes you put your hand in there. Oh, that's hot, okay? Or I like pain. You know what I mean? It's like I'm here to check it out. I didn't choose to do Get Out so I could have this experience. I never thought about it. So if this is on the table, I'm like, Okay, let's see.