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GET TO KNOW ‘A DIARY FOR JORDAN’ STAR JALON CHRISTIAN

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If you haven’t heard his name yet or really got to know his face yet, put him on your watch list now! He is an exciting young man who is climbing the ladder of success in Hollywood. So take a minute and get to know Jalon Christian.

According to his official biography, Jalon was born in Boston and, like any Bostonian, is a fan of the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox. Yet the talented young man didn’t give up that competitive spirit when he moved to Los Angeles and is himself, besides being a rising star in Tinseltown, a famous quarterback, as he led his school’s league to several championships.

Jalon’s professional acting resume includes: DC black adamwhere he will play alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; A newspaper for Jordan, where it was directed by Denzel Washington; selfie dad; and Save Christmas. Jalon’s performance in A newspaper for Jordan earned him his first professional award nomination for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture at the 2022 NAACP Picture Awards.

“I know it’s my life’s purpose to portray and tell stories that will inspire people to embrace all aspects of who they are without having to choose just one,” Jalon said of her role in A newspaper for Jordan. “The message of this movie does just that.”

Want to know more about this incredible young man and his role in A newspaper for Jordan? Well, watch a clip from his recent interview with Youth Entertainment below.

Young Entertainment Mag: What techniques helped you get into character?

Milestone Christian: When playing a character, it’s essential to honor the emotional experience they’re going through. Especially when you’re playing the life story of a real person. Being bi-racial, I had to deal with the cruelty of someone who felt threatened by it. It was very important for me to show what it looks like once someone is behind closed doors. Create a kinder narrative around anyone who looks different from ourselves. So the best technique I used was to really have an open heart.

YEM: What was your favorite scene to shoot and why?

Milestone: I loved shooting every scene. Some of my favorite moments on film were actually in rehearsals. It was the only time Mr. Washington, Michael B. Jordan and Chante Adams were all together. Spending that time breaking down material and characters with Denzel Washington was a masterclass in life.

YEM: What was it like working with the talented Michael B. Jordan, did he give you any acting advice? Did you pick up any of his skills that you plan to use for future projects?

Milestone: Personally, I didn’t have any scenes with him, but we had rehearsals before shooting. I remember seeing him go through what his character was going through during those rehearsals, completely immersing himself in Charles. He was so incredibly kind and gracious, and I was really impressed with the way he studied his character. I could tell he had great respect for acting, and especially for the character he was playing.

YEM: What was the hardest thing for you to do during filming and how did you overcome it?

Milestone: I would say the hardest part was the wrap. Working with the greatest of all time, Mr. Washington, was one of the most divine moments of my life. I will forever cherish the time I spent with him. So on the last day of filming, we finished with my scene. It was so hard to say goodbye to this amazing character, cast, crew and especially Mr. Washington. I guess I overcame it with gratitude I was able to experience it in the first place.

YEM: What’s your favorite way to keep a journal?

Milestone: (I love writing and using my instagram) One of the techniques introduced to me by my manager and acting coach, Constance, is the idea of ​​writing morning pages every day when I wake up. The goal is not to be perfect, but simply to get all the thoughts that come to me on the page without judgment or correction. And then I crumple them up and throw them away. I’m also on social media, so my Instagram is a way for me to document more important events in my life that I can go back to whenever I want!

If you want to read the rest of the interview, click here. Be sure to follow this incredible young man. We feel that this is only the beginning for him!


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