Daniel Kaluuya told RTÉ Entertainment last month that his now Oscar-winning portrayal of the late Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton inJudas and the Black Messiah took more out of him emotionally than any other role to date.

The harrowing true story follows petty criminal William O'Neal (played by LaKeith Stanfield) as he becomes an informant on the activities of Chairman Fred Hampton, leader of the Black Panther Party in 1960s Chicago.

"It was a huge task," said Kaluuya of the role. "But it was a huge task in terms of what it meant culturally. Also, meeting the family [of Fred Hampton] - what it meant emotionally to them."

The Get Out star said that "understanding the stakes" of the real-life events was "a really huge weight that we all carried" while making the Oscar-tipped film.

When asked what feedback he had received from people about the film, Kaluuya replied: "I think people are quite kind of speechless. [They're] Really taking in the gravity, or reminding themselves of the gravity of what's happening."

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