16-y-o ‘Jamerican’ lands big role in Morgan Freeman film | Entertainment


Kingston-born Elaine Wallace Buck, who migrated to the United states of america 19 yrs back, is these days beaming with pleasure, supplied that on Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27, her 16-calendar year-aged daughter, Tayler, will hit the silver screens, starring alongside award-winning actor Martin Sheen ( The West Wing) and Edi Gathegi ( The Blacklist) in the independent feature film Princess Of The Row. Golden Globe and Academy Award- winning actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman is the government producer of the film.

“I’m so very pleased of Tayler,” Buck, the mom of two women, shared solely with The Gleaner.

“It’s a journey I never ever assumed was attainable right up until now. As a Jamaican mom, it is crucial to maintain the society alive and it is crucial for my daughters to know where they come from,” she confessed.

Producer Shawn Austin and director Max Carlson cast Tayler as twelve-calendar year-aged Alicia Willis, a youthful foster kid who decides to run away to reside with her mentally unwell, homeless father, hatching a system to escape the metropolis with him. She has been honoured for her general performance as Alicia from the Florida Movie Festival, BronzeLens Movie Festival, Strategy Fest and WorldFest Houston.

Requested how she landed the aspiration job, she shared, “I auditioned a few periods, and actually was place on a few telephone phone calls with director Max Carlson, to really fully grasp how he wished the character to be portrayed. Following that, I obtained a contact from my manager telling me that I booked the job! It was a incredibly thrilling working day for me.”

Tayler, who confessed her favorite Jamaican dish is oxtail with rice and peas and cabbage, and who loves hen patty, reported she was encouraged to go after performing by her older sister Bianca.

“I’ve been performing because I was four or 5 yrs aged, and at that stage in time, I wished to do everything that my sister was performing. So when she obtained into performing, I didn’t feel 2 times about following in her footsteps,” she reported.

In addition to Princess Of The Row, Tayler has appeared in the award-winning Golden Globe movie, The Men and women vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Tale and most recently played Sandra in Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living, which airs on Wager Television set. She has also appeared in the hit Newline/WB movie, Annabelle: Development. Provided her unbelievable achievement as a youthful, black actress in Hollywood, the comparison was inescapable to Kerry Washington, whose mom was also born in Jamaica.

“I’ve never ever met Kerry, but I have viewed her in lots of exhibits, recently Very little Fires In all places, and it’s very clear that she is an really talented actress. I absolutely glance up to her, and hope to meet up with her some working day,” Tayler reported.

Her suggestions to other youthful aspiring black actors/actresses, “You will hear a good deal extra ‘no’s’ than ‘yeses’ and it’s crucial to brush off the rejection and keep on to function challenging to get where you want to be in lifetime.”