At the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Kaluuya took home the Next Generation award. The recognition shines a spotlight on the much deserving actor, but it’s also another coup for Jordan Peele’s $200 million and counting horror film – the first feature debut directed by a Black writer-director to gross $100 million.
Kaluuya stood on stage holding his gilded bucket of popcorn, but as he peppered his acceptance speech expressing anticipation for Insecure’s season 2, shouting out his “mum,” and Get Out cast and director “Gor-dan Peele,” audiences started flooding social media with comments asking: “Where he from?” … …“OMG his accentttt” …“I would have never guessed he was English. Ok mini Idris.” ….“His real voice!!” … “His accent is so sexy” … “l’amour de ma vie” …“OMG sexy.”
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Because we wholeheartedly agree there’s something sexy when a Black British man speaks, the dutiful editors at ESSENCE have compiled a video of Kaluuya’s TV appearances from across the pond.
He’s guest starred on a lengthy list of British TV shows, including Skins, Black Mirror, Doctor Who and more. And for the record, we’re not judging how many times you hit replay after hearing his North London lilt.