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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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On My Block's Jason Genao Has The Cutest Reaction To Season 2 Pick Up News

On My Block's Jason Genao Has The Cutest Reaction To Season 2 Pick Up News

When you hear that one of your favorite shows is coming back for another season, of course you’re going to celebrate – but Jason Genao had the best reaction of all of us after hearing that On My Block was renewed for a second season.

In a new video, Jason, who plays Ruby, jumps around after hearing about the pick up news, before trying to play it cool again, saying, “I knew it.”

“Y’all was wondering what was happening to Ruby, and now you’re gonna find out,” he adds in a message to fans.

Check out the cute video below!

Click inside to see how more of the cast reacted to the big news… More Here! »

Netflix Renews 'On My Block' For Season Two!

Netflix Renews 'On My Block' For Season Two!

All our prayers have been answered – On My Block is coming back for season 2 on Netflix!

Starring Diego Tinoco, Sierra Capri, Brett Gray, Jason Genao, Ronni Hawk and Jessica Marie Garcia, the series centers on four bright and street-savvy friends, who are navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in LA’s South Central neighborhood.

The season finale delivered a major life event and we’re so happy that we’ll to find out what happens after!

“So we have a lot of ideas for the second season, including some more work on Oscar, so we’re hoping to continue telling these stories,” co-creator Eddie Gonzalez shared in a recent interview.

On My Block season one is streaming on Netflix now.

'On My Block' Showrunner Talks Hopes & Plans For Possible Season 2

'On My Block' Showrunner Talks Hopes & Plans For Possible Season 2

Like everyone else, JJJ is impatiently waiting for netflix to announce that On My Block is getting a second season.

The show, starring Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinico, Ronni Hawk and Jessica Marie Garcia, is about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in LA’s South Central neighborhood.

One of the co-creators Eddie Gonzalez opened up in a recent interview about his personal hopes for season two, and what fans could expect.

“There are a lot of themes we’d like to explore,” he says. “Sadly, shootings like the one in the finale take place all over the country, so one of the themes we’d like to explore is survivor’s remorse and guilt.”

Eddie continues, pointing out the Goonies-themed treasure hunt, “With the Goonies storyline, it’s about ‘okay, you’ve now found money, now what?’”

“So we have a lot of ideas for the second season, including some more work on Oscar, so we’re hoping to continue telling these stories.”

Just last week, fans got #WhereIsOnMyBlock to trend on Twitter, urging the streaming service to renew the show. Check out some of the tweets below!

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'On My Block' Creators Can't Tell Us Anything About Ruby's Fate

'On My Block' Creators Can't Tell Us Anything About Ruby's Fate

If you were smart and have a Netflix account, you binge watching new series On My Block faster than anything in your life.

And you also found out about the big finale that left you with more questions than answers – especially about Ruby and Olivia’s fate – however, the co-creators Lauren Iungerich and Eddie Gonzalez can’t really tell us anything about what the outcome will be.

Speaking with TVGuide, Lauren shared that they might get in trouble if they do.

“You need to ask Netflix if we’re getting another season,” she adds. “If we don’t get another season, then I think you know the answer: everyone’s dead. But hopefully we get another season to continue the storytelling. We’re so proud that the fans so far who have seen the show have been almost unanimously positive.”

Lauren and Eddie also opened up about how amazed and touched they are by fans’ reactions online.

“This show is so much more profound in so many ways,” Lauren says. “I can’t tell you how many kids in the last four days have direct messaged me and reached out to tell me that they had given up on telling their stories and being screenwriters or filmmakers and now with this show have had a fire lit in them to start working on their stuff again. And that is just profound.”

She adds, “To have this have that kind of impact and to light a fire under all these kids and young people who are ready to go out and do it for themselves and be voices in the world, it’s maybe the most meaningful thing that’s ever happened to me in my life besides having my children…There’s just so much love that came from making this show, and that people can see it and feel it watching the show, I don’t even know what to say.”

On My Block is streaming now on Netflix.

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