Celebrity·Posted on 1 July 2019Shahadi Wright Joseph Opened Up About The Filming Process For "Us" And It Sounds Wiiild"If you've met Lupita, you'll know that she's really goofy, funny and just such a happy person."by Isha BassiPost WriterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink This is Shahadi Wright Joseph. You'll probably recognise her from Jordan Peele's nightmarish thriller, Us, where she played the dual role of Zora Wilson/Umbrae. Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images, Universal Pictures In an interview with BuzzFeed, she opened up about the filming process and working with Oscar winners like Lupita Nyong'o and Jordan Peele. Universal Pictures First of all, Shahadi had NO IDEA she was reading for a Jordan Peele film when she auditioned. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It was called An Untitled Horror Film, so I had literally had no idea. But then I was told that I would be flying out to meet him in LA and I had to try and keep calm." Universal Pictures Can you imagine?! I would die. And before shooting began, Shahadi and Jordan would regularly meet up to help her get in tune with the vibe of each character. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "We basically talked about both characters and how they would be really different from one another." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "He made up the Umbrae smile because in the script it says that Umbrae was born laughing. It was a good idea because it worked out perfectly." Universal Pictures That smile was A+ nightmare material, which was good for the character and not so good for me watching this late at night. And if you're wondering about how close the cast were, according to Shahadi they were like one big, happy family. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The cast had SUCH good chemistry, so it's no wonder that they were so close IRL. Which really helped with the intensity of the filming process and the characters. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Imagine teaching Lupita how to floss...like, why is that my new life goal. But the full circle moment for Shahadi was bonding with Lupita, who plays Adelaide/Red. Universal Pictures "If you've met Lupita, you'll know that she's really goofy, funny and just such a happy person." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I was honoured to be able to work with her and just get to know her better." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Especially since Shahadi auditioned for a school play using Lupita's 2014 Oscar acceptance speech. Kevin Winter / Getty Images Getting to work with your childhood inspiration? Okay, excuse me while I go cry. And yes, Shahadi got to share this memory with Lupita, saying "she was really, really happy and touched." View this photo on Instagram instagram.com As for what's next, Shahadi is set to appear as young Nala in the live-action remake of The Lion King. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And if you've forgotten, queen Beyoncé herself is playing the older version of Nala, which, one again, is Shahadi achieving major career goals. But she wouldn't say no to doing another horror move with Jordan Peele. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures "I'm definitely keen to work with him again."