Jack Harlow has no plans to leave after getting a taste of Hollywood.
The rapper, who made his official debut in the upcoming movie “White Men Can’t Jump,” opened up about his experiences and plans related to the project during a recent interview. The sports-centric project is scheduled to premiere on Hulu on Friday – May 19th. He previously became a worldwide sensation after releasing his single “First Class” in 2022.
Jack Harlow found a new and different love after his first experience in Hollywood
Amid the impending release of “White Men Can’t Jump,” Harlow revealed the intricacies of acting after many years as a studio artist. The 25-year-old rapper even hinted at some of the limitations he’s faced in hip-hop and why the work is becoming more permanent during a Q&A session in New York.
To kick off the conversation, the MTV Music Video Award winner stated, “With this movie, I’ve been able to gain my confidence as an actor, and for me, that’s — it’s not a side quest. This isn’t a side job that I’m doing to keep the entertainment going and make some extra money.”
He explained that he “really hit it wrong and fell in love with this”, adding that he developed a “deep passion for the craft” in the same way he did for music. The chart-topping artist then expressed his interest in acting after the movie “White Men Can’t Jump.”
Although he admitted that acting was “much more difficult than music,” Harlow could not argue that he experienced a new kind of “freedom” in Hollywood that was missing in the process of making music.
“It’s fun; I consider myself an authentic artist. I tell the truth on the microphone, but maybe I feel sometimes a little limitation in hip-hop because there’s an imitation of it, and I know I’m a guest in the genre.” the people.
The Generation star now plays Jeremy in “White Men Can’t Jump,” a remake of the 1992 comedy of the same title. Harlow got his first try at acting when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2021.
The hip-hop celebrity performed alongside actor and comedian Pete Davidson, who helped him secure the gig. For the sketch, which saw the pair talk about Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Davidson parodied Eminem’s 2002 song “Without Me” dressed as the rapper’s iconic Robin.
They also enlisted the help of stand-up comedian Chris Reid as they analyzed the meaning and impact of NFTs at the time. Later, Harlow gushed about his appreciation of Davidson’s influence on him appearing on a late night show claiming it was “a real dream come true for me and my family”.
The Billboard Music Awards winner was once romantically linked to Dua Lipa
Shortly after the release of his album I’d Do Anything to Make You Smile in 2022, speculation began circulating that he and Dua Lipa were an item. The rapper named a song after the “One Kiss” singer, which led to an increase in communication between the two.
During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, the rapper subtly fired, revealing that he has a “fan” of the 27-year-old. He does the same in the aforementioned song, where he says, “Dua Lipa, I’m trying to do more with her than do a feature.”
As things turned out, the pair finally met in November 2022 at the Variety Hitmakers Brunch in Los Angeles. Later in December, they were seen walking separately in and out of the same restaurant within minutes of each other.
An insider later shared that Harlow took a trip to New York City the day before he met up with his alleged crush after her performance at the Z100 Jingle Ball. Prior to that, another source revealed that the “Levitating” hitmaker was very fond of the “SUVs” rapper, who is “very interested in them, and has been seeking [the romance] Strongly.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Lipa has been romantically linked to fellow celebrity cast member, The Blast I notice that she and Trevor Noah have been rumored to be dating for a few months. The rumors started after the “Daily Show” alum and Grammy-winning singer was spotted making out passionately after a night out in New York City.