Jack Harlow Talks Acting Debut in ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake

Jack Harlow makes his appearing debut within the new remake of “White Men Can’t Jump.”

“It was grueling. It was a hot summer,” the 25-year-old musician advised Variety on the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday evening. He stars within the film as Jeremy, a basketball hustler.

While taking pictures the movie, Harlow was additionally juggling the manufacturing of his newest album “Jackman.” “I just made it work,” Harlow stated. “I’m a hardworker, I guess.”

Sinqua Walls performs Harlow’s associate in crime, Kamal. On working with Harlow, Walls advised Variety, “It was simple. He was one among my first castmates to ever name me earlier than taking pictures to work on traces collectively. I’ve plenty of love for him. I’m telling you proper now, that is only the start as a result of the sky is the restrict for my brother.

“To get to merge my two loves — acting and basketball — it’s just a gift,” Walls continued.

“White Men Can’t Jump” is a remake of the 1992 sports activities comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. Calmatic directs the brand new movie. “The opportunity to reimagine something how I would want to create it, that’s a hard opportunity for any creator to turn down,” stated Calmatic, who additionally directed the remake the ’90s comedy, “House Party.”

“White Men Can’t Jump” was shot primarily in Los Angeles, one thing that made the director really feel proud.

“I get overwhelmed at times, me being from L.A.,” Calmatic stated. “It’s like I want the world to know, ‘This is where I grew up, this is where I got into my first fight, this is where I had a crush on a girl.’ I just love the city and all it has to offer. The real L.A. place like Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Watts, the Jungles, those are places that mean a lot to me. And I wanted to share them with the world.”

Anthony Hamilton Jr., who performs the 17-year-old model of Kamal within the movie, stated one among his favourite moments on set was goofing round with the late Lance Reddick, who died in March.

“In the second scene we shot, I was taking shots and he was making faces at me off camera. We had conversations off set and those are moments that I will always hold dear,” Hamilton Jr. advised Variety.

For J. Alphonse Nicholson, he finest remembers when his character Jermaine steps onto the court docket to settle some issues with a flame thrower: “I don’t know where he got that from. But it was such a fun moment, and FYI, we used a real flame thrower. I was afraid I was gonna lose my eyebrows. And we shot the scene like five or six times.”

“White Men Can’t Jump” premieres May 19 on Hulu.

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