HOLR is chatting with Jerel Xavier Alston, a rising young star who is sitting down to talk to us about his role in BMF (Big Mafia Family).

Rising young star, Jerel Xavier Alston, is stepping into the spotlight and taking the industry by storm with his latest role in the hit Starz series BMF (Big Mafia Family), which just released its third season on March 1st, 2024. While discussing this major milestone moment in this career,  Jerel Xavier Alston is sitting down to chat with HOLR about BMF and his future goals in the field. From exploring new genres to what’s next, keep reading to learn all about Jerel Xavier Alston and how he is continuing to make waves in the industry.

Talk to us about how you got your start in the industry. 

My mom was actually an actor years before I started. I just really enjoyed it and I wanted to try it. So, my mom put me into acting classes and at that point I really liked it. I was also really lucky to have someone who was really experienced in it. My mom knew more than I did so it was really great to have her help starting out.

You star in the Starz series BMF (Big Mafia Family), which recently released its third season on March 1st, 2024. Tell us all about this role and what we can expect when tuning in.

Kevin is a stereotypical nerdy kid but a sweet kid. He has been put into this world, where, before, he didn’t know anything about violence or what it meant. His dad is all about being tough but he doesn’t know anything about that. As a result, he’s put in places where he doesn’t know what to do and is really at the lowest point of his life.

Can you tell us more about some of the other notable roles in your career so far, or some of your favorite projects you’ve worked on to date?

A big one that I did was a movie called Respect, and there were a lot of other big actors in it. It was really fun and I was on set for 3-4 days. Everyone on set was really nice and it was a great experience. I had done short films before that but coming onto a big set was also a lot of fun.

We hear that you’re eager to explore new genres- talk to us about this.

Horror! I love horror so much- especially psychological horror. That’s the main sub-genre I would love to work on. I love seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff on that so I feel like it would be so fun to work on.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My favorite actor of all time is Leonardo DiCaprio because he’s so diverse! He’s done a role for every genre or sub-genre you could think of- you can really see him in any kind of role. That’s the type of diversity that I am trying to go for. That’s really what I am striving for when it comes to drawing inspiration for my roles.

What’s next for you?

I am actually trying to get into modeling, too. I love modeling it’s really fun. I’m also working on something right now but I can’t say much about it just yet- stay tuned!

Published by HOLR Magazine.

Image credits: Marie Thomas photography

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