Daniel Kaluuya reveals he overcame his ‘PTSD’ after a ‘bad accident’ in preparation for film Nope

‘I had like a week to get over my PTSD’: Daniel Kaluuya reveals he overcame a ‘bad accident’ in preparation for his new horror film Nope

Daniel Kaluuya has revealed how he overcame a ‘bad accident’ in preparation for his role in new horror film Nope.

The actor, 33, stars as OJ Haywood in Jordan Peele’s latest offering, with the science-fiction thriller focusing on two siblings encountering supernatural extraterrestrial activity on their horse ranch in the outskirts of the California desert.

But getting ready for his part proved rather difficult for Daniel as he revealed he had to ‘get over’ his PTSD, which he developed from a previous horde riding incident.

Preparation: Daniel Kaluuya has revealed how he overcame a 'bad accident' in preparation for his role in new horror film Nope

Preparation: Daniel Kaluuya has revealed how he overcame a ‘bad accident’ in preparation for his role in new horror film Nope

Speaking to Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas on Wednesday’s The One Show, Daniel explained: ‘I had a bad accident a few years ago on a horse riding job, and then I had three and a half weeks to prepare for this role.

‘So I had a week to get over my PTSD in order to get ready and get good at horse riding.’

Daniel, who garnered world-wide fame thanks to his role in Peele’s Get Out, went on to look at the positive side of his experience, adding: ‘What I realised is that it was a way to get through to the character.

Past trauma: getting ready for his part proved rather difficult for Daniel as he revealed he had to 'get over' his PTSD, which he developed from a previous horde riding incident

Past trauma: getting ready for his part proved rather difficult for Daniel as he revealed he had to ‘get over’ his PTSD, which he developed from a previous horde riding incident

‘Because, basically, how you treat the horse is how you treat yourself.

‘My character OJ is very still and he has this connection with the horses, so I had to get very still and as I was getting better at riding, I was getting closer to OJ as a character.’

Detailing how much of a huge undertaking filming the part was and how he wanted the his role to look authentic, Daniel continued: ‘There was not enough time! On Sundays and days off I would go and do horse riding again, I would do trail rides with friends, my life was just horses, I had to cram it.’

Role: The actor, 33, stars as OJ Haywood in Jordan Peele's latest offering, with the science-fiction thriller focusing on two siblings encountering supernatural extraterrestrial activity on their horse ranch

Role: The actor, 33, stars as OJ Haywood in Jordan Peele’s latest offering, with the science-fiction thriller focusing on two siblings encountering supernatural extraterrestrial activity on their horse ranch

The film star continued: ‘It’s like you want to look at it and go, ‘He knows horses, he has a connection,’ so on Saturday mornings I would go and clean the stalls, do everything that they would do, give them medicine, because he would do that.

‘I want to be comfortable with the horses, because there’s scenes where I talk with the horse,’ he added, explaining that the horses ‘know if you’re scared.’ 

It comes after Daniel said he broke down laughing when he learned that Jordan Peele was titling his new horror movie Nope while promoting the on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month.

‘For whatever reason, he was developing it, and I was like what’s it called,’ Daniel said while on the NBC talk show. 

Hilarious: It comes after Daniel said he broke down laughing when he learned that Jordan Peele was titling his new horror movie Nope

Hilarious: It comes after Daniel said he broke down laughing when he learned that Jordan Peele was titling his new horror movie Nope 

‘He said ”Nope.” I laughed for about 30 seconds because that is so funny. Because he said that’s the reaction that Black people will have when they watch it. They’re like nope, nope and I was like ”yeah”.’

The Academy Award winning actor wouldn’t share many details about the movie. He said only that Keke Palmer, 28, plays his sister in the film and that they own a ranch.

‘Something happens to their father, and it leads to them having to discover a new reality,’ Daniel said.

Cracked up: 'I laughed for about 30 seconds because that is so funny. Because he said that's the reaction that Black people will have when they watch it. They're like nope, nope and I was like ''yeah'''

Cracked up: ‘I laughed for about 30 seconds because that is so funny. Because he said that’s the reaction that Black people will have when they watch it. They’re like nope, nope and I was like ”yeah”’

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