“WE HAVE TO BE HONEST ABOUT WHO WE ARE”
You may know Jasmin Savoy Brown as an actress, singer, and dancer. Or maybe for her infamous role as “Evie” on the HBO series “The Leftovers” that has drawn everyone to love this beauty. She has a long list of roles such as FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ABC Family’s The Fosters and NBC’s Grimm. She also played supporting roles in the Sundance hit film Laggies, directed by Lynn Shelton, and upcoming feature Lane 1974, starring Katherine Moening. But who is Jasmin when the cameras turn off?
Brown was raised in Springfield, Oregon, where she began to fall in love with many different talents.
“I’ve always been an actor. I was born an actor. I’m addicted to storytelling.”
One of the most important things she cherishes about her skill is her care for everyone around her. She expressed, “I care for my community. I’m a part of an actor studio that keeps me composed. It’s a group of people that will always stay honest. So I value them.” Conversing with the starlet was like a breath of fresh air.
The inspiring scarlet also loves to be inspired. From the likes of musical genius Janelle Monáe to author Phoebe Robinson. “I’m very inspired by Janelle Monáe. She has always not been ashamed to be herself. Phoebe Robinson, Author of “You Can’t Touch My Hair,” I’m going to see her in Boston this May. I’m truly inspired by them.”
“Everything inspires me!”
On an artistic level, she’s inspired by current events. “There are people that can’t live freely, a part of my job is to be vocal. I didn’t see many people that look like me, so it had a negative impact on me growing up. I use to think, I’m not beautiful, and I’m not smart, that kept me going. On an artistic level, everything inspires me. I just love art.” Now millions of young girls can watch Brown grace their Television screens every week. Truly inspirational. Her visions and passions convey strongly as she expressed her passion for acting as much as activism. Her beliefs on women empowerment and equality were enlightening. She specified
“A lot of decisions are made because of hatred. Not from a place of love and understanding…So, if I can be fully myself, they can be fully themselves. We have to honest about who we are as people.”
So what will we be seeing from Brown this year? Well, season 3 of HBO’s drama series ‘The Leftovers’ will return April 16th. Her character Evie will leave us more shocked and confused. She will also be seen as a lead on TNT’s new drama ‘Will’. She also told us she will be “writing scripts of my own, producing, and directing down the line. Nothing that is in the works now but I have some plans.” This young actress has a bright future ahead of her. We can’t wait to see more from her.