Jack Harlow Says Acting in "White Men Can't Jump" Movie Was "Way Harder" Than Rapping
Jack Harlow is gearing up for his acting debut, and he is pretty serious about it.
ICYMI: Jack Harlow stars in the remake of the 1992 basketball movie White Men Can't Jump alongside Sinqua Walls. Ahead of a special screening of the film, which premieres May 19 on Hulu, Harlow got candid about his future acting career, admitting to People that "this sh*t is not a side quest."
"This isn't a side mission that I'm taking on just to keep the entertainer thing going and make some extra money," Harlow continued. "I really got the bug and fell in love with this, and I'm developing a deep passion for the craft of this the same way I had in music. I don't want it to be a side hustle, I want to full-on go after this, and I'm going after it, and I'm going to continue to do more."
Though he says his experience working White Men Can't Jump gave him a confidence boost in the acting arena, Harlow also admitted that acting is more "grueling" and "way harder than music."
Despite that, he says he feels freer acting than making music. "I definitely consider myself an authentic artist. I tell the truth on the mic, but maybe sometimes I feel some slight constraints in hip-hop because there's a tradition to it, and I know I'm a guest in the genre," Harlow explained. "There [are] things that go through your head from time to time. But with acting, I feel liberated to some degree — I feel like I could show up and I could be whoever I want to be today. I don't know; I feel freedom."
If you want to get a snippet of said "freedom," watch the trailer for White Men Can't Jump, starring Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow, below:
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