Get Out definitely did its job as a horror film when it premiered in February, but months later, it's the movie's comedic elements that people are still talking about -- and specifically how hilarious Lil Rel Howery was as a TSA worker and Daniel Kaluuya's best friend, Rod.
ET's Courtney Tezeno sat down with Kaluuya and co-star Allison Williams in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where they opened up about the film's unbelievable reception -- and revealed they're "so down" for a spinoff starring Howery.
"He's already on The Carmichael Show, if you miss seeing him," she continued. "He's so good on that show. I love that show... but I wouldn't mind, like, a full 'Rel as the TSA' spinoff. Throw Sid in there, even though Sid was a very stubborn actor. The dog."
"But I think Rel will get the best out of him," Kaluuya said.
"I would definitely do that," Williams added. "I love him!"
While audiences have embraced Howery, Kaluuya and Williams admit they've also seen the film bring up a lot of important social issues like racism.
"I've had very long emails," Kaluuya revealed. "Because people really, they're really passionate about it. 'Oh my God, this means this to me, this means that to me, I've been there.' It's just so lovely to have people engaging with it, like that, be fully invested in it. And watching it again, it's just so nice to be a part of that."
"I feel like the stuff that's being explored in this film is something that every person that's not white experiences in Western society. I feel like its just that feeling of other," the British actor shared. "I think that’s what [director] Jordan [Peele] is circling, and it's given an American aesthetic and American idiosyncrasies, or like the inner human universal truth is feeling like you're not in the majority. You're not in the powerful majority and navigating that.So that's what I sort of clutched onto. I've kinda experienced that throughout my whole life."
For Williams, Get Out was the "right" film to do after Girls.
"I kind of waited for the right thing to come out. Then I heard that Jordan wanted me to take a look at a script. I heard it wasn't a comedy and so I read it, and immediately wanted to do it," she recalled. "Just like, no questions asked."
"Then it became a Jason Blum movie, which was just hysterical because I've known him for years. Then it became a Universal movie, which is also hysterical because I've lived under the Universal umbrella for most of my life. So it happened in this very weird, backward way, but it ended up feeling like a very familiar atmosphere for this movie that I cared about."
As for the fan theories about the film, Williams said it's part of the "fun."
"Jordan made something so tight, people can, like, pull it apart and peek under the hood and everything just holds up. I mean, he thought of everything. And that's what happens when you've been writing something in your mind for a decade," she said, confirming that she thinks the scene of her character eating Fruit Loops separate from her milk was a nod to segregation, and that her character's defense of her boyfriend in front of the cop was just to avoid a paper trail.