Allison Williams knew Get Out would be nominated for Oscars before she even shot the film.
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut followed a young Black man named Chris who uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend Rose, played by Williams.
The horror was a critical and commercial success upon its release in 2017 and went on to be nominated for four Oscars; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, and Best Original Screenplay. It won the latter.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Girls star revealed she predicted Get Out’s Oscar success and was called “delusional”.
“Before I left to film it, I told my publicist that I thought it would be nominated for Oscars. She was like, this girl is delusional. Who says that? What kind of pompous weirdo goes to film a movie and is like, this film I have picked will be nominated for Oscars. Then, much to her shock, I happened to be right,” she said.
Reflecting on the shoot, Williams noted that her best memories are of the cast hanging out together during downtime.
“My memories are less about the shooting moments than it is about the afternoons and weekends we spent,” she shared. “Everyone would kind of descend on this house that I rented and we would all hang out and talk. I have such happy memories of that experience. It was so full-on, and exhausting, and overwhelming, and rewarding. It was just great. I don’t have a bad word to say about it.”
Get Out also starred Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, LaKeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener.
Williams is currently promoting her new horror movie, M3GAN, which is released in cinemas on 13 January.
– Cover Media