Nope Star Brandon Perea Talks Bringing His Complex and Conspiracy-Fueled Character to Life (Exclusive)

With Jordan Peele’s Nope, audiences were excited about the adventure because it starred beloved actors Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, but the sci-fi film also starred relative newcomer Brandon Perea as Angel, the electronics store employee who helped them set up all their devices in hopes of catching footage of a UFO. Not only did the actor manage to steal the show from his costars, but even Peele changed his mind about the character’s fate in the film, ultimately tweaking what ended up happening to the character based on Perea’s charm. Perea recently detailed his preparation process for Angel, including how his character would listen to more obscure bands like Earth and The Wipers, both of which were groups whose shirts he wore in the movie. Nope is out now on Digital HD and hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 25th.

“Shout out to our producer, Ian Cooper, because he made me a Spotify playlist, which had all these songs of the bands, all the band shirts I was wearing, and it’s so cool to see the fan reaction of all the band tees,” Perea shared with of his character’s interests. “Those are some vintage tees, those are worth a lot of money. In the moment, I didn’t really understand the level of that until post the film. People come up to me they’re like, ‘Dude, the shirts you are wearing were just, whoa. Those are collector’s items and collector’s pieces.’ I was just having full conversations about that. So it’s cool to carry that torch and definitely listening to the music helps, so shout out to Ian.”

He continued, “Prepping for Angel, it was cool because I relate Angel to my brothers a lot, they work in tech. They’re just pretty similar in a

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