Jack Harlow Says He Worked Hard to Land White Men Can’t Jump Role

Posted 2022/05/08 10 0

Jack Harlow will make his feature film debut as one of the lead stars of the White Men Can’t Jump reboot.

Jack Harlow may have found success as a hip hop artist, but there’s no guarantee his foray into acting will turn out just as well. We will all find out soon enough as Harlow has been cast as one of the leads of White Men Can’t Jump, an upcoming reboot based on the classic 90s basketball movie of the same name. He’ll be taking over Woody Harrelson’s role with Sinqua Walls (Power, American Soul) playing the role originally portrayed by Wesley Snipes.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Harlow recently spoke with Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about making his acting debut in the reboot. He explains how the role was not something that was handed to him but earned through putting in the work and taking it very seriously. This includes putting his ego aside and approaching the project strictly as an actor.

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“You know, I did the work to get it. I put the time in with the script. I sat with it. I considered things. I tried to be egoless during the audition, take notes, do what I had to do. I just want to kill it. I just want to be good and I want to do everything I can to make it good.”

For his part, Harlow hopes that the hard work pays off and that filmgoers will be happy with White Men Can’t Jump. He thinks of how he was able to achieve great success with his approach to music, and Harlow also says how he especially cares about this film role as it happens to be his first one.

“Because it’s either just going to be [that] there was an announcement you were in a movie and nothing else, or you get that and it’s like, ‘Wow, and you brought it. You brought it.’ I’m starting to look at it how I look at the music. It’s my first one, so I care a lot about it.”

White Men Can’t Jump Is Getting Rebooted

White Men Can’t Jump was originally released in 1992 by writer-director Ron Shelton. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers taking advantage of the stereotypical belief that one half of the duo won’t be any good because he’s white. It was a hit at the box office and was met with positive reviews, though it was never given a proper sequel or remake until now.

There’s no word yet on a possible Snipes cameo, but don’t expect to see Harrelson in the film. He recently spoke about the subject and seemed to dash any hopes of having him come in for a special appearance, as the actor doesn’t want to get back on the court anytime soon. As previously explained:

“No, I think that’s really cool they’re doing that but I mean … Yeah, I can’t see reprising that role or even a cameo. No, I mean, I’m glad they’re doing it and I hope it’s great! Hell, I hope it’s better than the original! But … I can’t see going down there, and getting down in Venice and pumping up my sneakers.”

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