AceShowbiz - Daniel Kaluuya used to have to lie about his acting skills bag auditions - losing out on one role due to his appalling attempt at a Scottish accent.
The "Get Out" star has now landed roles on both sides of the Atlantic, seamlessly shifting between his native British, and an American accent - but admits that in his early years as an actor he oversold his abilities.
"I've lied a lot," he tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton. "Obviously I wanted jobs, so I put that I could do all the accents. I even double asterisked them to say I was highly skilled.
"I then went to an audition and was doing really well until they asked me to do a Scottish accent. I started somewhere in the Midlands, worked my way upwards and landed in Liverpool. They asked me to leave!."
Asked about his tips for auditions - he says he always makes sure to leave as soon as possible to ensure your acting makes an impression - but once fell foul of his own advice by leaving before his try-out had finished.
"My best tip is to leave as quickly as possible," the star explains. "Don't try and small talk, just leave. Don't even say goodbye. Though, I did that once and I didn't realise I had another scene!."
Daniel's latest movie, "Queen & Slim" debuts in cinemas on Friday, January 31.