Ugandan Black Panther actor Daniel Kaluuya’s Mother not impressed by his Hollywood success
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on November 7, 2018
Uganda British-born actor, Daniel Kaluuya has revealed that his mother is not excited about his acting career and rising success in Hollywood. While appearing on the popular Jimmy Kimmel show, 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. Kaluuya 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 is Ugandan family during last years 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 recognise me.” “It was crazy but incredible and amazing. It was like a hug – a warm Uganda hug,” he said.