Get Out just came out on DVD last week. And so, really, it seems as good a time as any to catch up with the stars of Jordan Peele's directorial debut, which grossed almost $250 million on a budget of $4.5 million.
With that in mind, both Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams sat down with Collider to talk about the movie's success, how they're treated by the TSA now, and the much darker alternate ending (Spoiler Alert: the one where Chris goes to jail after strangling Rose) which almost made its way into the final film.
If you want to know just how that was exactly either buy the DVD or just watch this slightly two-minute clip someone tweeted out:
Asked if they understand why the ending was switched the stars lent their two cents, which is typically how interviews work.
"I think me and Jordan [Peele] were kind of like, 'This is the message.' Let's not relent. Let's go for it," Kaluuya said. "I remember when I was on the set in the prison I was like, 'Jordan, are you really going to do this?' And he goes, 'I'm gonna do it.' And then as time went on just hearing about how it tested, I understood the change."
"I did too [understand the change], I was bummed about it," Williams added. "But I think everyone that saw it kind of got what the movie was trying to say. Because Jordan communicated everything throughout the movie so clearly, you almost didn't need that last moment. You just needed the thought of like, 'Oh my god it's the cops. Chris is so screwed.' And then to have that moment of, 'Oh no, wait, it's not the cops. He's not screwed.' And then you have Rose pretending to be the victim. I think it totally works the way it is. And you kind of have the best of all worlds all at once in the last minute."
As for Peele, he previously said he changed the ending because he wanted a feel-good conclusion. "There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up," he said back in early March.
Check out the rest of their interview above.