JASMINE JOBSON Covers Rollacoaster Magazine Spring/ Summer 2022 in SUPERDRY
Jasmine Jobson is a force of nature - boundlessly energetic, enthusiastic, and fearless - both in our interview, and as the leading role Jaq in Netflix hit crime drama Top Boy. Having entered the care system in her teens, she enrolled in the Big House Theatre Company where she honed her talents for acting, singing, and dancing. Now, as she puts it, “the sky is not even the limit”.
But landing a star role and a BAFTA nomination isn’t going to make her rest on her laurels. Sitting down with Rollacoaster, the actress says “I think as a young black person, and this applies to any industry, not just the acting industry, we're always going to have to work 100 times harder than anybody else. It's as simple as that, so to now see that the industry is becoming more diverse doesn’t mean that we get to relax. No, we still need to work 100 times harder than everyone else, because now we need to be those people that make that stamp. Yes, the industry is opening up, and you've got young people like myself, but I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn’t for Letitia Wright. Letitia Wright was one of the first black UK actresses that was able to open up doors for people like me, and if it wasn't for her, I possibly wouldn't have had the inspiration to want to be an actress or even jump on Top Boy, because it meant that that world was opened for people like me. So we have to continue that.”
Rollacoaster caught up with Jasmine to discuss the similarities she shares with her character Jaq, why she decided to work with Superdry on their new sustainability campaign and promote the organic cotton message, and what’s next for her.
Words: Octavia AkoulitchevPhotography: Otto MastersStyling: Sayuri Bloom at Gary RepresentsMake-up: Chiharu Wakabayashi using Anastasia Beverly HillsHair: Massimo Di StefanoNails: Teodora BudimirSet design: Hugo AguirreProducer: Morgane MillotProduction assistant: Kai Jon RobertBTS video: Mia FrankHair assistant: Anastasiia Gryniuka
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