Entertainment Movies KeKe Palmer Prefers 'Nope' Costar Daniel Kaluuya's Natural Accent: 'I Really See the Way You Are' The actress partnered with McDonald's at Essence Fest and tells PEOPLE about her upcoming horror film By Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 2, 2022 03:56 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty for BET Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya are getting to know each other even better after filming Jordan Peele's upcoming new horror-thriller Nope. The star, who partnered with Mcdonald's for their Future 22 campaign, spoke to PEOPLE on Friday about her latest film while in New Orleans at Essence Fest, where she helped present 22 diverse young community workers with $10,000 each to go towards their efforts. "I love Daniel, I've always wanted to work with him," says Palmer. "It's one thing to be like 'Oh my gosh I'm going to be in Jordan Peele's movie, but then I'm going to be in Jordan Peele's movie that he's doing again with Daniel!'" Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya Star in First Trailer for Jordan Peele's New Horror Movie Nope Keke Palmer. Momodu Mansaray/WireImage Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Palmer, 28, says she was a fan of Kaluuya before his star-making turn in Get Out. "When I saw his episode of Black Mirror I said he's really good, like good for real. Acting acting," recalls Palmer. "So when Get Out came out I knew it was going to be good 'cause I was like, 'They got the man from the Black Mirror episode!'" These days the actors have gone from costars to friends. "Working with him was incredible. It's funny, I got some of his personality when we were working but I really got his personality when he was able to use his accent," she says of Kaluuya's natural British accent. RELATED VIDEO: Keke Palmer on Modeling Her Career After Moguls: "You Never Want to Get Stagnant" Jordan Peele Says Nope Shows Things 'Unlike Anything on Film Before': 'I'm Very Proud of It' "Most of the time [on set] he was speaking in an American accent, and that does, unfortunately, dull a little bit of your personality because you're like in another language almost, so now that we're going around, doing press together and hanging out, it's like, 'Oh I get to really see the way that you are.'" Palmer, who's been a fan of horror films like Nightmare on Elm Street since childhood, couldn't be more excited for fans to see Nope, in theaters July 22. "It's true what Jordan said, It's like nothing you've ever seen before."