Brett Gray Found It Difficult to Play Jamal in 'On My Block'

Brett Gray Found It Difficult to Play Jamal in 'On My Block'

Brett Gray suits up in a plaid suit with “Some Regrets” written on the back while attending the 2018 American Apparel & Footwear Association’s American Image Awards on Monday (April 16) in New York City.

The 21-year-old actor brought his mom Holly as his date for the evening.

Brett recently opened up about taking on the role of Jamal in the new Netflix show On My Block.

“Playing Jamal was actually kinda difficult. Because it was my first comedy, I didn’t know how to balance the drama and comedy of the show fully yet; thank God we had the direction of Lauren Iungerich — our showrunner, who also directed the first two episodes and the last two episodes — to sort of help us and say, ‘OK guys, this scene needs to be bigger, and this moments needs to be louder, and this moment needs to be more wacky.’ She really helped guide us, and then you know, by episodes four and five we found our footing,” he told The Fader.

“I think the hardest part was just this being my first comedy and also Jamal is pretty hyperactive and he does crazy neurotic things, which sometimes it just feels uncomfortable to do when there’s like 40 dudes around you with cameras and you have to like eat egg salad sandwiches and makes noises, it’s crazy,” he added. “But it was so much fun and I think I played the best character because I got to do all the fun stuff.”

FYI: Brett is wearing an A_I_R Atelier outfit and Angela Mitchell shoes.

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