The 19-year-old actor and singer opened up to the glossy about his new music, American Crime and more. Check it:
On where people think they know him from: “It’s the funniest thing. People who know me as an actor don’t know I sing. Then there are people who know that I sing and don’t know that I’m an actor. So now, it’s starting to come together. People are putting the name with the face and it makes sense, but I just want to give it all that I’ve got while I’m here.”
On his music: “My goal was to make an album that is not just a bunch of singles, but an album that can be listened to from top to bottom. I wanted every song to say something, to be an experience and to be a complete body of work…This whole project was basically just me coming into my own. When I got signed, I was very young. I was listening to a lot of people with a lot of opinions. I had to grow up as a man which forced me to grow up as an artist.”
On American Crime: “It was definitely hard in terms of real acting, but it pushed me. It pushed me to a different place. I had to access a completely different mental space. [My character] Kevin’s family having money had a lot to do with how he treated other people. It was never in a disrespectful kind of way, but I feel like he just wanted to do the right thing.”
Trevor Jackson poses with his beautiful American Crime co-star Angelique Rivera inside The Television Academy’s “For Your Consideration” Event at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles on Friday (May 6).
“I don’t understand why people were running away from it,” Joey recently shared withVanity Fair about his role on the show. “I was excited to delve into [it].”
He added, “[In one scene, my character] Eric says, ‘I’m gay but I’m not a faggot,’ which was the first time that that word was said on ABC. I was told moments before shooting. That baffles me, considering all the other words that are allowed, and some that aren’t allowed. From moment one, it seemed like it was about something so much bigger than his sexuality. It was about shame, and male aggression, and that conversation within sports. I couldn’t wait to be part of that tapestry.”
35+ pics inside of Joey, Trevor, Angelique and Connor…
FYI: Halston wore a Mugler dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Yara wore a Bebe dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Roseark jewelry and clutch. Madeline wore a Three Floor dress with Christian Louboutin heels. Sonia wore a Topshop skirt and jacket, Saint Laurent shoes and Alaia bag.
25+ pics inside of Halston Sage, Yara Shahidi, Sonia Ben Ammar and more…
FYI: Chantel wore a Lexi Clothing dress, Zara shoes and temporary tattoos from her new line, EncreNoir by Chantel Jeffries. Sierra wore a TopShop dress with Valentino shoes. Kira wore a TopShop jumpsuit, Aldo shoes and a XXI Forever necklace.
35+ pics inside of Kira Kosarin, Chantel Jeffries, Trevor Jackson and more…