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– Hello friends. Jordan Peele’s Us is now in theaters. And, I sent my doppelganger to sit down with the director, as well as stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. This video does not contain spoilers, but if you’ve already seen the movie then it will shed light
on a lot of the mysteries and myths in the new film. Wait, what if I’m the doppelganger? (evil laughing) (upbeat music) You’ve knocked it out
of the park, yet again. – Thank you. – No sophomore slump for
Jordan Peele, it seems. Were you a little bit anxious following up an Oscar win with your
last film, with this one? – You know, I don’t think
anxious was the word. I was glowing, you know, everything I ever wanted was just the opportunity to make another movie. So, you know, I looked at
some of my favorite directors’ second features to kind of get
hints of how to approach it. Pulp Fiction, Unbreakable,
which I think is his third film, but you still, you know what I mean. – It counts.
– It counts, yeah. It came, basically came
back down to this idea of make your favorite movie
that you’ve never seen before. (dramatic music) (screaming) – What are you people? – It’s us. – I had heard that Jordan made the cast watch horror films before
you guys started shooting. Were any of those films
really stick out to you, anything that kind of
influenced you in a bigger way? – Well, the idea of
watching the horror films that Jordan gave us was to
give us a shared vocabulary. He talked about wanting
to be able to talk to us as though we were horror geeks like him. For me, the main one was The Shining. And really just getting to see a family in this kind of scenario. And, seeing what was essentially a monster that had a lot of
familiarity but also seemed very foreign at the same time. Mainly The Shining helped me see how a family could function in this space. And, that’s what I carried into Us. – It was really about
getting the things that had influenced him, the themes
that he was interested in. Exploring the aesthetics, you know, certain metaphoric executions,
those kinds of things. Not really like, hey, scream like this, or you know, Hide like that. – Did you become a horror
geek in the process of watching those movies? – No thank you.
– No? (laughing) – No, I prefer to scare
people, than to be scared. – [Patrick] Nice. – Definitely, I think that I
was scared of Lupita the most. You know, just her movements,
and her physicality. You know, it was kind of like disturbing to see her all like that. – I mean, the scariest
thing about Lupita, for me, in this is that I had to
go into her dressing room, to like talk to her or something, and like it’d just be us. And, you walk in there, when
she is the Red character, she’s fully in character,
even when she’s alone. And, she was terrifying. You didn’t want to look
at her in the eyes. You didn’t want to be like, I
couldn’t understand that line. You know, you’re afraid
you’re going to die. She was an incredible
partner for this film. I mean, she dug so deep, both emotionally and intellectually, stepped
out of her comfort zone. In what was really one of
the most physically demanding roles I can imagine any actor taking on. (suspenseful music) – Be careful. (creepy laughing) – [Patrick] You have a
voice as your doppelganger, how did you find that voice? – Well, it was inspired by this condition called spasmodic dysphonia.
– Okay. – What happens is, is
that your vocal cords involuntarily spasm, creating
this odd sense, airflow. So, I’d heard someone
speaking with that condition, and I decided to look into it. And, I worked with my
ENT, and a vocal therapist to be able to do it
but keep my voice safe. And then, I built off of that. – [Patrick] What was it
like being able to play both the good guy and the bad
guy in the movie like this? – Incredible. I mean, when I read the script
that was one of the things I was like, I get to work with
Jordan, twice in one movie. Yes, yes, yes. And, I was so intrigued
by that, so excited. And then, I was like, oh
God, I have to do two roles in the time it usually takes me to do one. – It was challenging
because we have to be able to understand another character. Like when we were playing our good self, Jordan would make little mood, like oh, look at the bright side. But, in our bad self, we
had to like get like deep in emotions, and like out of
the box, like think outside. – Essentially, it gave me
an opportunity to really distill two distinct
point of views and stuff, playing a good guy and a bad guy. I never, ever, judged Abraham, not once. I never said he was a bad
guy that would do bad things. He was just a guy,
finally getting a chance to live in the light. You know, Gabe gets to have health care, which manifests in his
glasses, he gets to see, he gets to talk, he
gets to express himself. Abraham doesn’t, he’s
squinting, he’s very, you know, tactile, and has to like
feel, and be super precise, and be a lot better of
a listener than Gabe is. You know what I mean? Which makes him super
powerful, and dangerous. And, all those things were
just really great to distill. – It means like she’s getting closer. – Who? The mirror girl? – You don’t believe me. – Yeah, I have a pretty
elaborate mythology of what’s going on in this film. And, the dilemma that comes up is, how much of that do you tell. I wanted to give the audience enough to, people to have a good
conversation about it. But, I didn’t want to give them so much that it stopped being scary. ‘Cause I think when
there are questions left, and you know there’s more to the story, your imagination is left to run wild. – Well, like with Get Out, there’s a lot of seeds planted in this
film that pay off later. How much did you put in for people to kind of unveil on their
second, third viewings? – There’s a lot, there’s a lot. It’s, I’m sort of weaving
those hints in different ways. And, I would say this movie probably has twice the amount of Easter Eggs, and little treasures hidden
here and there, as Get Out. – And, that’s the thing with
this Jordan Peele world, is that there are so many layered things. And, you can pick up as many as you can, but then someone else will be like, that t-shirt is from blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah, you know. So, that’s a lot to do, but it’s fun. You know, you get to,
he treats the audience as smart as they are.
– Right. – And, gives them a lot of presents for being able to work through his world. – You mentioned Unbreakable before, is it possible that these
two films are connected, a la the way M. Night kind of
did with his Glass trilogy? – Anything is possible. (laughing) (upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “Is Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ the Second Chapter of a ‘Get Out’ Trilogy?

  1. This is maybe the only subgenre in horror films that I will watch. I never liked horror films that revolve around ghosts or supernatural beings.

    I like Jordan's films because of its very dark plot and yet it is still relevant to our daily lives. Get Out and Us have the same vibe, they both have a strong backstory, and there will be a well crafted unexpected plot twist towards the end. It's a lot of experience happening at once every time I watch his film. Truly entertained.

  2. What does Peele realy know about the grassroots Black community anywhere in the United States , let alone NYC ?? Raised by a single White mother on the elite and aristocratic Upper West Side of NYC , going to the exclusive Calhoun high school, for upper class only , and then going to the exculusve 50 thousand per term Sara Laurence College?? Us is like White Supremacies new look at Black on Black Crime ! Looks like Donald Trump telling Black folks dont worry about all the police brutality and killings of the past 2 years, the reversal of civil rights and voting rights, the corporations doing Black face and other hock and spits on the dignity of the Black community…"you nigraz are your own worst enemy "! So was David Duke one of the co writers??

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  4. 3:38 may also mean something it may mean that there is 2 ways or two perspectives in life. I mean she does say that she gets to play two roles in one movie.

  5. Um no, this film was completely different from Get Out. I think Jordan Peele is making great standalone films so far.

  6. ‘Us’ writer-director Jordan Peele and stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Evan Alex and Shahadi Wright Joseph are great !

  7. Quick answer – no. Just an assumption by 'people' made by the predominant use age of actors that aren't Caucasian – and the fact that Get Out was insinuated to be an esoteric social commentary.
    Get over the fact that actors are black. Jfc.

  8. why the hell would this be connected to get out? Is every Spielberg film connected? Can a director not make another movie without it having to be a shared universe?

  9. Lupita do amazing! But give props to the young boy! The way that he played Pluto was absolutely incredible considering that he’s so young!

  10. I wouldn't be surprised if they were since both movies appear to be about science experiments that replicate human life. Could be another White people project…

  11. 👀Alice in Wonderland🤔…. “a rabbit hole is a metaphor for something that transports someone into a wonderfully (or troublingly) surreal state or situation.”

  12. Jordan has one of the best traits lacking today in developing things like movies, shows, music, and games. Creators have the mindset of making things that they think people want to see and not what they personally like. Jordan creates what he says is "your favorite (movie) that you've never seen before. That mindset is what creates masterpieces. I'd like to see more of that in modern art forms.

  13. I'll give much praise to start off. Jordan Peele is a refreshing new talent, operating in the horror genre. At least so far. I'm impressed by Jordan's use of story and character development. A major thing missing from mostly all horror films in the last decade plus. Jordan does not just make "jump scare movies". He writes a good, thorough, thought provoking film and then peppers the genre elements in to it. That's the signs of a talented, trained writer. Your story has to be able to stand alone at It's base, without the genre tones. And then Jordan pushes it further by adding in cool easter eggs and references and metaphors, which film geeks love. Brings you back for multiple views. Now i did watch this opening night and must say, (without spoilers) i was entertained, it was shot beautifully and the acting was all very good. It was funny. It was creepy too.. But it didn't stick with me very much beyond the car ride home. It felt a bit too muddy. Over saturated with themes and hidden meanings and metaphorical imagery. And i personally thoroughly enjoy those kind of films but i felt Peele's hand too heavy in this one. I need to go back and see It again. I'll buy the bluray for sure cause i did enjoy it but i will say i prefer his freshman flick, "Get Out" so far.. Still I'm thrilled to see his work and very proud and happy that this talented man who obviously has a ton of love and admiration for the genre, finally gets to see his work realised.

  14. I couldnt enjoy it… the annoying music kinda carries on throughout the crappy movie (not the hip-hop) and you're made to think its supernatural at first and then it just turns out to be stupid. It was kind of a neat idea what the doppelgangers are but i'd rather not have watched the whole movie to figure it out. Also was peele singing most of that shit? I swear i could have watched that madia movie and I wouldnt have been able to tell the difference. Actually now that I think of it that movie made no sense at all and I'd spoil that shit way more rn but ppl deserve the right to go be as disappointed as I was.

    The mom had cakes tho.

  15. Wow, I just realized why Abraham took Gabe’s glasses—they both have bad eyesight. Gabe has the privilege of having glasses to help him see.

  16. Spoiler alert. I must say all of the actors did a great job. It was a really cringy movie. I think the most compelling part is when Red tells Adelaide how she survived underground and how she organized all of the tethered to come through the portals to kill their twin.

  17. Your title is pretty much click bait or misleading at the least. The number one question people have is whether or not Us is a sequel to Get Out and not only is it the very last thing discussed in your video, it's not even answered.

  18. My theory is the two movies, "Get Out" and "Us", are in the same universe. The "Tetherd" experiment was an attempt by the "Coagula Cult" at creating bodies to transfer their consciousness into, instead of abducting people for that purpose. So "Us" would be a kind of prequel.

  19. The next movie he should do is a black couple turns white and the same for the white couple. The twist is it only exist in another universe. Just like Us it's worse on the other side of it.

  20. Peele is a refreshing addition to the horror genre but let's get real here and realize he's a flawed writer/director. It's not a knock on him. Most everyone who makes the transition are. It's just the adulation he's getting might get to his a tad i.e. Shymalaman

  21. Read a book instead. This guy is a racist. He hates White People. This is why I only watch movies made from 1936-1980.

  22. Back ppl and there scary movie… a black person will never get possessed or be in some scary shit like that… really peele??? Really???


  24. Call your credit card companies and tell them to cancel service with Jordan Peele, like they do with the gun industry. If a White Guy said he wanted only White people in his movies, their would be major boycotts. Boycotts are free, legal, and non violent.

  25. Has anyone figured out the significance of the frisbee yet? I literally have no explanation for that scene. 6:02

  26. Jason is the cutessssttt!!! He is such a kid!! In the movie he sounded so mature. Yes to the talented chocolate actors!!! I love this movie! Get out and Us are in my top 5 along with high tension, martyr, and end of the line.


  28. Hired front man for jewish Hollywood's anti-white hate propaganda, so when people see it they fall into the trap of blaming the black director rather than the system which props him up.

  29. why would anyone think that? They are two separate stories with different characters. These are those kids who grew up with Harry Potter and don't understand movies aren't all sequels.

  30. It's a shame you'd even have this racist bigot on your show Hollywood Reporter. Jordan Peele is an anti-white racist.

  31. yo when I watched us in my house I freaked out at the 11:11 part because when I checked the time it was 11:11, for 2 weeks random stuff has been happening involving 11:11, like I was at a food court I ordered at 2 places they both gave me the number 11 for my table, and when I was going to the beach my friend who has not watched the movie at that time or has heard about it played I got 5 on it, this is a real story and if you were asking no doppelgangers were seen.

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