a new movie about Emmett Thiel In theaters next week, the lead actor who plays the role says he has learned a few lessons — about himself and his surroundings.
actor Jarlin Hall — who plays Emmett in the upcoming movie “Till” — was at the New York Film Festival premiere on Saturday, and while he was signing autographs… he answered some questions about the character and his feelings about the role. Views of such an important historical figure.
First of all, JH says there’s definitely a lot to expect from a show like this – but he adds that he’s not really sweating it out, just doing the best job he can…notice it as an honor to be my production a part of.
Now, when it comes to what he’s gleaned from this story — a story that has undoubtedly changed the trajectory of America’s civil rights — Jalin has a very pointed response.
He says it’s never wrong to be yourself, and it should never be avoided — adding that you have to let your light shine. Having said that, he also made sure to note that there is evil in the world…and that a little situational awareness goes a long way.
Watch yourself…what Jalyn says actually kind of echoes his onscreen mother – by Danielle Deadwellerhe’s said to be awesome – telling Emmett in the movie…that is, “going small” when visiting family in Mississippi.