Brooklyn-born Jasmine Cephas Jones Dreamed About Tribeca For “Blindspotting” Premiere
TRIBECA, Manhattan – In the case of “Blindspotting,” is it a 2018 movie or a 2021 TV series?
In fact, it is both. The TV series premiered at the Tribeca Festival with most of the stars appearing on the red carpet at a friends party.
“Blindspotting,” the 2018 movie, was a boyfriends flick, but STARZ’s TV sequel focuses on the women in their lives, especially a character named Ashley, trying to raise her biracial child in Oakland for that her boyfriend is in jail.
And the main character is played by Jasmine Cephas Jones, who grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn.
“It’s quite overwhelming, it looks like a dream. I’m really happy to be able to create meaningful art with my friends, ”said Cephas Jones. “And I really want everyone to see this.”
Many of the cast of “Blindspotting” are good friends who have worked together before,
which was clearly evident on this Tribeca Festival red carpet.
Jasmine’s starring role was in “Hamilton” on Broadway, where she met her partner, Anthony Ramos.
Ramos stars in the movie version of “In the Heights” which just opened, but don’t worry, he’s also part of the “Blindspotting” gang.
“It feels great. I’m so grateful,” Ramos told PIX11 News of “In the Heights.” “Everyone should see it in the theater if this is your first experience in a theater.”
Even actress Helen Hunt, who plays the mother of Jasmine’s boyfriend, takes action.
“All I know is that they asked me to play this great role with these beautiful people, dancers, actors, poets,” Hunt told PIX11 News. “It was a dream game left on my lap by my friends.”
‘Blindspotting’ co-creator and actor Rafael Casal said going from the big screen to the small screen and focusing more on women than men seemed to make the most sense in this STARZ series.
“’Blindspotting’ is a comedy in a world that won’t let it be,” said Casal. “And there is dancing, a lot of dancing, so much poetry and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
“Blindspotting” has eight episodes on Starz starting Sunday, June 13.
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