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Jaylen Barron Covers Ouch! Mag

Jaylen Barron Covers Ouch! Mag

Photographer: Birdie Thompson @birds_eye_photo

Hair & Makeup: Allison Noelle @allisonnoellemakeup

Outfit - Mimi Chica

Fashion Editor Interview : Rhonda McKnight  @rmv_nyc


At a very young age, you are already catching the eye of Hollywood. Tell us, how does it feel to be on TV?  

Thank you - I love acting, I love my job and being on TV is a bonus if that makes sense. It’s how I can bring characters to life for people. 

How do you prepare for your roles or auditions? I want to know the secrets of not being overwhelmed.

I always go in cold. So, basically, I read my sides and jump in, it’s the only way I know how to do it. And if you find the secret to not being overwhelmed, let me know! It can be crazy like any other job but I have the best job in the world so I just push through.

Who is your idol or inspiration as an actress?

I love Halle Berry! She is my all-time favorite and artist like Lupita Nyong’o or of course Viola Davis. I can go on!

How was it to be on the set for “Shameless"? We love this show but it looks so complicated.

Shameless was great! and yes, complicated is correct from content of my script to how things are run on set. It taught me so much and I feel like I could not have had a better experience working alongside wonderful actors.

Name 3 British actors you love and name 3 American actor you love and why?

Idris Alba. Why? Well just look at him. Seriously he’s so talented from his detective roles to hi super hero roles and everything in between. His presence on screen is a force.
Thandie Newton and her ability to master her characters. She’s also very outspoken about diversity in Hollywood.


Emily Blunt is great. I loved her new film A Quiet Place! She plays intelligent characters and delivers every time.

American of course, Halle Berry.She’s been an idol for me since I was a kid because she was one of the few actresses I identified with as a little girl. Viola Davis, well what can’t we say about her except she’s gold.

Sandra Bullock and her comedic timing is fantastic also. The fact that she made a whole movie about being in space alone on green screen and it terrified me was just incredible.

Who are your favorite designers and or brands?
This is a hard one. I have so many but I like Romeo Hunte and Chanel of course.


How would you describe your personal style?

I really don’t fit into any one category. I love to just wear what I love from street chic to high fashion.  I love being versatile in my style and looks.

Ok, let’s talk about your role on Netflix’s “Free Rein”. Can you give us any spoilers? How is your character much different than you?

Oh, wait until S2!! So many secrets unfold and not everyone is who you think they are. Zoe is sometimes way to nice I think- lol- us girls from LA have a bit more bite when girls are being mean. 



Netflix is unstoppable. We wish you well. Do you have anything else outside of Free Rein you'd like to mention to your fans?

Thank you very much and yes, being on Netflix is such a privilege. Unfortunately, I can’t mention any projects as of yet but please follow me on IG and Twitter for updates on animation projects and movies.

I appreciate all your support and It has been a pleasure.  Protection Status