VIDEO: ‘My mother isn’t happy with me acting in Hollywood,’ says Ugandan Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya

Ugandan-British actor and Black Panther star, Daniel Kaluuya hosted on the Jimmy Kimmel Show at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood (NET PHOTO)

Los Angeles – Uganda British-born actor, Daniel Kaluuya, in an interview has revealed that his mother is not excited about his career and rising success in Hollywood.

While appearing on American popular Jimmy Kimmel Show that serves up comedy bits, celebrities, athletes and musicians, actor Kaluuya said that his mother is not amused about acting not being a stable, fixed source of income.

“My mother doesn’t understand the term freelance. She is not happy with my acting career because there is no stable income,” he revealed.

He also added that when he got nominated for the Oscar Academy Awards for the thriller, Get Out, he called her on Facetime – a video call application for iPhones to break the “great news” only to get a rude awakening.

“She was on her way to work and I said, Mum, I have been nominated for an Oscar and she goes; congratulations. Does this mean you’re gonna have a job? Are you gonna get paid?”

Kaluuya who revealed that he last visited his Ugandan family during last year’s Christmas break narrated that when Black Panther movie came out, his Ugandan family all went to the premiere wearing Polo T-shirts with his picture in a ‘Kanzu’ on them and his name scribbled under it “just in case people didn’t recognize me.”

“It was crazy but incredible and amazing. It was like a hug – a warm Uganda hug,” he said.



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