Award-winning comedians Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele, aka Key & Peele, tackle the controversy surrounding American directors casting Black British actors in American movie roles.
Ironically, director Jordan Peele cast a British actor, Daniel Kaluuya, in his critically acclaimed movie "Get Out".
Actor Samuel L. Jackson questioned why Peele cast Kaluuya in Get Out. Others point out that British actress Naomie Harris was nominated for an Oscar for Moonlight. And British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in 12 Years a Slave.
The film Queen & Slim, which opened in theaters on Thanksgiving Eve, featured British actors - Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith - in the lead roles.
My friends in the film industry say directors prefer casting Black British actors because they take directions well. British actors have above average intelligence because they were educated in a country with an excellent school system.
Brits are mild mannered, they tend to be less sensitive, less argumentative and less prone to anger than their American counterparts.
An example of an actor with an attitude who is reportedly difficult to work with on the set is Gabrielle Union, who was recently fired from NBC's America's Got Talent for complaining too much.
In this video, Peele and his comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key explain why American directors choose British actors over Black American actors.