Jazz Anderson is a multi-talented artist who is quickly making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Most recently, she starred in the Lifetime movie “Girl in the Closet,” where she played the role of Angela alongside femcee Remy Ma and her mother, Tami Roman. Jazz’s preparation for the role was challenging, as she had to embody a mean and cold-hearted character. However, with her mother’s advice and the support of the director, Courtney Miller, Jazz successfully brought the character to life. Her chemistry with her mother on set also helped elevate their scenes together.
“So pretty much when we were on set together, and I would see how my mom was playing her character. I’m like, Okay, I’m gonna channel that. So it worked.”- Jazz Anderson
Jazz’s mother, Tami Roman, who is a businesswoman, actress, and reality TV star, was a source of inspiration and guidance for Jazz. Tami’s ability to play many different roles and bring characters to life inspired Jazz, and her mother’s advice helped her prepare for her role as Angela. Jazz says she was excited to be on set with Remy Ma and fangirled a bit, but Remy was super sweet and was a fan of her music. While on set, they got to discuss a lot about battle rapping when they weren’t filming.
One of the most interesting things Jazz discussed was the experience of doing her own stunts. As a former college basketball player, Jazz was comfortable with physical activity, but after several takes, she admitted it became challenging. Although it was challenging, the former athlete enjoyed performing her own stunts as she felt it made the role even more real. The transition from reality TV to film was also a challenge for Jazz, as she had to become the character and stay in character for weeks at a time. On reality TV, she could be herself, wear what she wanted, and say what she wanted. However, she says that in film, she had to pay attention to the smallest details of the character’s mannerisms and behavior.
Apart from her acting, Jazz did discuss her decision to come out two years ago and how it has affected her career. The young actress expressed that she does not regret her decision to come out because now she can live in her truth without feeling like she is living with a big secret. She also shared that she was worried about how it would affect her career, but to her surprise, it has not hindered her in any way. Jazz emphasized that the only opinions that matter to her are those of herself, God, and her mother. When her mother accepted her sexuality, the blossoming artist felt like a butterfly and is now comfortable in her own skin. Jazz’s decision to come out has also inspired and helped others. She shared that her fans have reached out to her and thanked her for sharing her story. Some have even said that she helped them come out to their families or feel comfortable in their own skin. For Jazz, knowing that she has made a positive impact on people’s lives is worth more than fame or money. Her message of self-acceptance and living in one’s truth is a powerful one that can inspire others to do the same.
“I don’t regret it at all. And the reason why I don’t regret it is because now I can live in my truth.”
– Jazz Anderson on coming out.
As far as new music, Jazz did reveal that she’s currently working on new music, with a single rollout planned for the next month. Anderson’s music manager advised her not to flood the market with too many projects at once, so she’s planning to release a single and a freestyle to build buzz before dropping another EP. Jazz explained that she wants to give her fans a chance to get to know her better and not overwhelm them with too much content at once. She’s released two projects already, an EP and an LP, as well as a couple of singles, and she feels that the timing is right for another single to reignite interest in her music.
As for her music style, Jazz describes it as a mix of old school and new school. She grew up listening to classic hip-hop artists like Tupac and Biggie, but she’s also a fan of contemporary rappers like Drake and J. Cole. The young artist is always looking for ways to push herself creatively and experiment with different sounds, while staying true to her roots. With her songwriting process, Jazz revealed that she draws inspiration from her life experiences. She writes from the heart, and her lyrics reflect her struggles and triumphs. The “Watch This” singer is passionate about creating music that connects with people on a deep level, and she hopes that her music can inspire others to follow their dreams and be true to themselves.
Jazz’s talent, hard work, and dedication are evident in her rising success in the entertainment industry. With her acting debut and successful music career, she is definitely a trailblazer, paving the way for more women of color in the industry. We can’t wait to see what she does next. Make sure to watch Jazz Anderson alongside her mother, Tami Roman and Remy Ma in “Girl In the Closet,” which premiered on Lifetime on March 8th.
Stay connected with Jazz at @jazzanderson.
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