elliot-wolf - February 5, 2018
Being offered any role in The Emoji Movie is a great reason to quit acting. And being offered the position of poop in the same low quality film is a suitable reason to be so upset you just stick to writing and directing. Suitable if you’re high quality talent. Jordan Peele wasn’t a Robert De Niro when it came to acting and he’s responsible for that terrible cat movie called Keanu. Normally being offered the worst role available in an animated movie is a wake-up call for an actor to realize where they’re at as far as skill and popularity in the acting community. But if he had a better grasp of the law of attraction he would understand that if you put out shit quality acting into the universe, you’ll attract shit quality roles. The only person to really be mad at here is yourself.
Peele’s response to the offer was to say “that’s fucked up” before deciding to sleep on it for a night. He called his manager the following day to ask how much he was being offered for his emoji-related services, but by then it was too late: “[My manager said], ‘They’ve already given it to Sir Patrick Stewart.’ I was like, ‘Fuck this.’”
A movie about emojis was exploiting an opportunity. For some reason, most people have a hard time expressing their feelings with words and have reverted back to communication akin to hieroglyphics. These same people don’t care whose voice plays which emoji. I’m willing to bet that the audience wasn’t full of Harvard graduates deciphering whose voice was played by poop. His role in the movie could have easily been swept under the rug. No reason to really be a prima donna over a kids movie.
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