Winston Duke Talks 'Us' Meanings, The Flawed American Dream, Colorism, Classism + More

  • Published on Mar 25, 2019
  • Winston Duke, star of Jordan Peele's new movie 'Us', dives deep into the symbolism in the film. The 'Black Panther' star also describes how empathy is his biggest tool to life.
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    Winston Duke Talks 'Us' Meanings, The Flawed American Dream, Colorism, Classism + More
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  • SunKissed
    SunKissed Day ago

    Hey Winston. When ya come home? 😂🇹🇹❤️

  • SkyKid002
    SkyKid002 4 days ago

    "I check ears all the time!"

  • Hacher Unfriended
    Hacher Unfriended 6 days ago

    I let my nuts hang

  • Momohead
    Momohead 6 days ago

    Wouldn’t it be something if this interview is 11:11

  • Sandra Jean
    Sandra Jean 6 days ago

    I think Charlemagne was jealous. Why would he think Gabe was weak? Why was he so mad at his portrayal? I mean damn he seemed normal! What you want him to be possess superhuman strength all of a sudden??

  • Sandra Jean
    Sandra Jean 6 days ago

    He is so fione. Definitely my husband in my head lol. I thought I loved him as mbaku but I loved him as the corny Howard alum good dad and husband Gabe!

  • Valerie Lozada
    Valerie Lozada 6 days ago

    Love this movie 🍿

  • KooKoo Bananas
    KooKoo Bananas 8 days ago

    This idea that racism is a white thing is in itself racist. Oh the irony.

  • Glenn Jackson
    Glenn Jackson 9 days ago

    Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched US lol

  • 2013Tayo
    2013Tayo 10 days ago

    Loved this movie 👬👫👭👭👫👭👭👬👭👬👭👬

  • Cullen Cochran
    Cullen Cochran 10 days ago

    I like how he expands the "myth of the big black man" over every man in general - and how quickly that shit can backfire because of how antiquated those stereotypical manly behaviors have become.

  • ididit36
    ididit36 11 days ago

    Thanks for giving some credit to the experience that is uniquely living in American as a translocated black person. Thanks for also inspiring to see the movie US as a work more than a movie in the horror genre (which usually scares me shitless).

  • Shellie Gordon
    Shellie Gordon 11 days ago

    I liked him until I saw what type of woman he prefers....sad just sad

  • Yeno SeeKnowt
    Yeno SeeKnowt 11 days ago +1

    I like that he pointed out that we are focused on the wrong enemy instead of the people that created the problem

  • jinxii13
    jinxii13 12 days ago

    How could ANYONE give this interview a thumbs down?!?! 🖤🖤🖤

  • Dominique Mc Clashie
    Dominique Mc Clashie 12 days ago +3

    I love hearing articulate people speak. It’s refreshing.

  • Travis Pete
    Travis Pete 12 days ago

    Bro still wearing the "Howard hoodie" from the movie!! 🤴🏿

  • Taryn Lowery
    Taryn Lowery 12 days ago

    I enjoy hearing Winston speak 😊

  • JoVonna Victor
    JoVonna Victor 12 days ago

    His bio (wiki) says he graduated from high school in WNY. That's not close to Brooklyn at all! If this is true, why do celebrities have such a difficult time repping WNY? I know it's slow, white, and dull for the most part but if it's your home, why not be proud?

  • sboyce246
    sboyce246 12 days ago +1

    I love his whole attitude! Just a dope interview. Big up all my Caribbean people #Westindiantothebone

  • Whole Tone
    Whole Tone 13 days ago

    Fake Adelaide is a cloned PSYCHOSIS that she overcame
    Real Adelaide was assaulted and went into a full psychosis as her actions to replace all real humans illustrate.
    Fake Adelaide is the disease.
    Real Adelaide becomes the monster.

  • Kaygee Allah
    Kaygee Allah 13 days ago

    Us is phenomenal! Absolutely amazing.

  • staj
    staj 13 days ago +1

    ... wow.. Jordan Peele is already a Legend! How do you think all that up?! Lupita ... no words! #Brilliant

    REVAMP & ELEVATE 14 days ago

    Perspective, why do we continue to trust it.

  • ayo0peanut
    ayo0peanut 14 days ago +1

    I almost didn’t want the conversation to end. What a refreshing interview Winston 💕

  • Evil ViralZ
    Evil ViralZ 15 days ago

    That’s wild how I’m just now seeing the dolls in the background 😭

  • K Douglas
    K Douglas 15 days ago

    I DEF TOLD MY FRIEND ABOUT THE AMERICAN DREAM CONCEPT after I watched the movie last night. The movie was very stereotypical and political. I love that he made us think.

  • spvrkles
    spvrkles 16 days ago


  • Tangie Nunyo
    Tangie Nunyo 16 days ago

    He’s so intelligent 🤓.... it’s such a turn on

  • Tangie Nunyo
    Tangie Nunyo 16 days ago

    This is SUCH an interesting and highly intellectual interview without Envy....

  • alina oxo
    alina oxo 16 days ago +1

    I like em thick like him ❤️

  • SB
    SB 17 days ago

    I really don't wanna 'reduce' this video to his looks because what he was saying was very interesting and important and he's an intelligent man but this guy is a whole MEAL. The eloquence, the knowledge, amazing!

  • Shanquail Shropshire
    Shanquail Shropshire 17 days ago

    did anyone notice the dolls in the back window are giving eachother a blow job .....

  • Issa couch potato
    Issa couch potato 17 days ago

    I wanna see Jordan peel do Tales from the hood

  • mark dyer
    mark dyer 17 days ago


  • iammeallday
    iammeallday 17 days ago

    Bruh I appreciate you wanting to do socially conscious films, but bruh if you play a gangsta or end up in a Tyler Perry movie I promise that hood will not be mad. You have solidified your black card, the street cred is official

  • Miss Shaneice
    Miss Shaneice 17 days ago

    i enjoy this interview. he speaks so intelligently and i'm here for this thoughts about what's going on in the world right now.

  • Bradlee297
    Bradlee297 17 days ago

    Smart man

  • 5kids Plus’Me
    5kids Plus’Me 17 days ago

    He looks like teddy from black ink

  • Subi Bosa
    Subi Bosa 18 days ago

    “We will not have it... WE. WILL. NOT. HAVE. IT!!!” -Mbaku is awesome, Gabe is awesome

    NAPPY LIFE 18 days ago

    I expected the fresh prince ideal as well. It was quite the opposite

  • Dr. Nikki
    Dr. Nikki 18 days ago

    His intelligence is incredibly sexy

  • Victor Williams
    Victor Williams 18 days ago +1

    I knew she was the switch from thr jump. The second she got so scared about going to the beach that it happened at i knew.....and all it did was make the movie better

  • Nakida Hightower
    Nakida Hightower 18 days ago

    My favorite part of the movie was him the bed in his boxer shorts

  • O Fresh
    O Fresh 18 days ago +1

    man, winston is so awesome.

  • TheKekeberry
    TheKekeberry 18 days ago

    I’ve had this discussion about good and bad over a period of time. I’ve thought how good a movie that touched on good and bad would be. It’s crazy how this has been a big conversation in my life . I haven’t seen the movie yet but it’s just weird to see your thoughts literally depicted.

  • Dominique Rose
    Dominique Rose 18 days ago

    Which Tupac interview did Charlamagne reference? Can someone comment link?

  • Buay Kuajian
    Buay Kuajian 19 days ago +3

    This brotha is so damn intelligent

  • Jerlyn Lazare
    Jerlyn Lazare 19 days ago

    Ok Spoiler Alert: When the white woman is dying and she yells for the device "Alexa" to call the police... and instead she plays F--- the Police by NWA. Yo i thought Jordan was really just being PETTY at that point. It signified how black people call the police and they either turn on people of color...or they show up an hour later, because they don't care. It was literally showing a white person for a second what its like, but also in a super petty way. Loved it.

  • big spoon
    big spoon 19 days ago

    I give the film Us 2.4 stars out of 5.0. But Winston Duke gets 4.5 stars out of 5 for my favourite character. He is something. I cannot describe his screen presence - but oh wow!

    The movie Us had me . But oh no it didn't. Too much info; too many things explained and unexplained. Maybe I'm too dumb to appreciate the mind of Jordan Peele. But if not me who.

    Sorry Mr. Peele but this is first movie I have paid for in nearly 2 years. And yes, I feel cheated.

    However, when you make your next movie I will be there. I do love your work after all.

  • angelyc1
    angelyc1 19 days ago +1

    Glad envy wasn't here.

  • Head Honch0
    Head Honch0 19 days ago

    Jeremiah 11:11 “the broken covenant” 🤔🤔 after this i gotta watch it again.

  • bentouta5
    bentouta5 19 days ago

    I don't think it's fair to judge Red. She took an opportunity for immediate advancement. Unfortunately that involved stripping her tethered of her privilege. That's what capitalism will do to a person. Think about the film Trading Places where Randolph and Mortimer gave and took privilege as a joke. The joke isn't important. The monumental shift of privilege at such a fast pace is what's important. Haves and have nots are always on a seesaw of power. Red recognized that they were level in the house of mirror and she took the chance to go up and stay there.

  • Yiitso
    Yiitso 19 days ago +18

    Winston has a MINDDDDDD on him, sheesh! this was an incredibly thought-provoking interview, thank you

  • Queen Mia
    Queen Mia 19 days ago

    I personally didn’t really like the movie but now that he explained it and dissected the symbolism of the movie I have a different perspective. I loved the cast but thought it took forever to get to the climax. I thought the script could be better but overall so glad I supported this amazing cast! I respect each and every person associated with this film! Love to see talented and educated black people unite! Much respect.🙌🏾

  • Joehneesa Collins
    Joehneesa Collins 19 days ago

    Jordan Peele is fuckin brilliant

  • uknow who
    uknow who 20 days ago +2

    He's so sexy!!!

  • biterface03
    biterface03 20 days ago +1

    His Childhood Bullies Probably Watching This Like: “NIGGA WE ROBBED M’BAKU?!?”

  • Keela Walker
    Keela Walker 20 days ago +1

    So eloquent. Beautiful Black Man. We cannot be denied.
    Loved this interview.

  • Ieshia Jones
    Ieshia Jones 20 days ago +1

    "His knee!!"😂😂😂

  • Masuka Twenty
    Masuka Twenty 20 days ago

    I heard the dad was the weakest character.

  • soliyate mazou
    soliyate mazou 20 days ago

    hi, where can i find this type of man?

  • Andre
    Andre 20 days ago

    Very intelligent guy! Great interview!

  • Malcolm Nex
    Malcolm Nex 20 days ago

    Mom knew what to do because she was one of them. There no great revelation. The beta male didn't know what to do.

  • Malcolm Nex
    Malcolm Nex 20 days ago

    The big black man in the movie wasn't exercising his 2nd amendment right.

  • Digital☆Devil
    Digital☆Devil 20 days ago +4

    I like how he's naturally funny and doesn't take himself too seriously. Great interview!

  • Summer Myrick
    Summer Myrick 20 days ago

    6:49 I’m dead😂😂

  • Cutivetti Savage
    Cutivetti Savage 20 days ago

    The American Dream

  • Cutivetti Savage
    Cutivetti Savage 20 days ago

    Finally got an oppertunity to watch "US" ; I felt like the film was over Theaterized with metaphorical content and symbolism. At one point, the Terror and Horror got lost and overshadowed by the Symbolic nature of the film. It became too literal, more like a stage play " Hamlet" than "creepy show/ the shinning/ the Thing".
    (The Actors all did a great job)
    I may have to watch it again. Sometimes you can't put everything and then kitchen sink in one song/ film. You have to create another track/ Album/ film to get your point accomplished.
    "Pocket Full of Change No Receipts" on TIDAL:

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  • Omar Gray
    Omar Gray 21 day ago +1

    For really tho..... This was a DAMN GOOD interview ✊🏽

  • shisco05
    shisco05 21 day ago +2

    My kneeee !!!! 😂 I laughed out loud for real lmao

  • Kaysona Jones
    Kaysona Jones 21 day ago +1

    Great interview! The conversation was great!!!!

  • Isa Bulose
    Isa Bulose 21 day ago +1

    He speaks so beautifully, wow 😭

  • mjjjcj
    mjjjcj 21 day ago +8

    Nobody sees the "Soul Not For Sale " on Charlamagnes hat? Geesh

  • C W
    C W 21 day ago

    Loved Get Out. Saw it twice in the theater. Hated the movie Us very disappointing. I think black people want to support each other so much they’re hesitant to say they didn’t like Us. It was boring

  • C W
    C W 21 day ago

    I did not like this movie :(

  • goldcoastseed
    goldcoastseed 21 day ago

    Dang didn’t know that Abraham was blind ...on another note, I enjoyed this interview; Winston Duke is a man of great intellect and talent 👌🏾

  • john hrock100
    john hrock100 21 day ago +1

    Dude broke down Gabe and his Doppleganger in way I didn't see but I did get that priviledge part in the movie. I think Winston Duke should play Marcus Garvey.

  • Christopher Hitchens
    Christopher Hitchens 21 day ago +4

    It was a great movie. Don't listen to the haters. It was a very intelligent screenplay and the acting was excellent and powerful.

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  • Mykal Fox
    Mykal Fox 21 day ago +72

    Y’all acting like Gabe ain’t kill 2 of them tethers.

  • TheBeautifulMynd
    TheBeautifulMynd 21 day ago +5

    One of the best interviewees that y’all ever had 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • TheBeautifulMynd
    TheBeautifulMynd 21 day ago +50

    One thing I loved about the movie was how easily the white family got killed and didn’t survive because often times in movies the black characters get killed quick and easy

  • B. N. Willis
    B. N. Willis 21 day ago +21

    Is DJ Envy even here on this particular show? If not, I approve of his exclusion.

    • tracye davis
      tracye davis 17 days ago +1

      B. N. Willis man what?! I approve too lol

  • BetterKnownAS
    BetterKnownAS 21 day ago +20

    DJ Envy needs to be on the road more...this was a great interview :)

    • Travis Pete
      Travis Pete 12 days ago

      We got to stop that fr. The breakfast club is what it is because of DJ Envy, CTG, and AL..

    • Swaggy T
      Swaggy T 17 days ago +2

      BetterKnownAS 😂😂

  • Kierra Hall
    Kierra Hall 22 days ago

    Whew he’s fine and smart. I’m in love.

  • Aquarian Leaper
    Aquarian Leaper 22 days ago

    Charlemagne sucking off envy in the back 😂

  • Michael Presley
    Michael Presley 22 days ago +27

    I loved seeing the Beautiful Black Dark Skinned Family the original Black Family they are always Erasing and making Black Dark Skinned people Invisible especially Black Dark Skinned Women and Girls...

  • brandon ball
    brandon ball 22 days ago

    Charla was tryna keep up.

  • Kambriel Willis
    Kambriel Willis 22 days ago +1

    Lupita dancing while her doppelgänger is attacking her was everything to me.

  • Siddy Riggs
    Siddy Riggs 22 days ago +8

    Jordan Peele is this our Spike Lee on steroids

  • Troy Little
    Troy Little 22 days ago +1

    All the correct cooperate answers this is like poetry no one has the right answer...But if you Read Jeremiah 11:11 and the verses before the movie has a much deeper meaning

  • WishaGoodFluffyHoneyLoveGod AndMeUnconditionally

    The movie was about a failed Black family trying to live the American dream. At the end they were separated cause the Mother was on some other shxt. Peele is a genius on hidden messages.

  • First Blessings
    First Blessings 22 days ago +9

    This is a very educated brother. We need more mature and educated actors like this.

  • . .. . .
    . .. . . 22 days ago +1

    42:01 Lmaoo

  • eva feldman
    eva feldman 23 days ago +1

    Winston Duke is human goals.

  • Culpriit
    Culpriit 23 days ago +1

    call me crazy IDC. but this movie “US” is a message. Jordan Peele made “Get Out” and “US” but if you understand the messages in both movies. You know “us” stands for “United States” meaning “ GET OUT the U.S”
    something bad will happen soon.

  • Blak Brain
    Blak Brain 23 days ago

    I haven`t seen the movie yet, but just by having conversations with ppl about general topics I can say that there will be a lot of different perspectives about this movie. I'm going to go alone and watch it.