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Why The Characters In Us Look So Familiar

Avatar Kádas István | április 13, 2019

For Us, the highly anticipated follow-up to his smash hit directorial debut Get Out, filmmaker Jordan Peele assembled an A-list ensemble filled with familiar faces, as well as one or two surprises. Here’s why you feel like you’ve seen the cast of Us before and where you saw them first.

Lupita Nyong’o is among the most pedigreed members of the Us cast after modest beginnings as a production assistant, she earned a master’s degree in drama from Yale University, and booked her first major film role shortly after graduation. Nyong’o’s work in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave netted the young talent her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her a breakout star.

After big moves like joining the Star Wars universe, Nyong’o joined the cast of Black Panther, a Marvel juggernaut that crushed box office records and won multiple Oscars. As Nakia, a Wakandan spy who was also a love interest for King T’challa, Nyong’o proved she could headline a blockbuster as well as perform in a prestige drama, making her mark as one of the most versatile stars around.

Born in Tobago and raised in upstate New York, Winston Duke pursued an acting M.F.A. at Yale University, where he met his classmate and future co-star Lupita Nyong’o. After earning his degree, Duke booked a seven-episode arc as the violent criminal Dominic on CBS’ Person of Interest.

Duke racked up several TV appearances in the years since, but most people recognize Duke from his breakout role in Black Panther as M’Baku, who leads Wakanda’s mountain tribe. Keep watching to see why the characters in Us look so familiar!

#Us #JordanPeele #GetOutSequel

Lupita Nyong’o | 0:16
Winston Duke | 1:06
Tim Heidecker | 1:33
Elisabeth Moss | 2:19
Shahadi Wright Joseph & Evan Alex | 2:59
Anna Diop | 3:29
Kara Hayward | 4:00
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II | 4:31
Cali & Noelle Sheldon | 5:10


Written by Kádas István

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