Jordan Kristine Seamón knew at five-years-old that she was headed in direction of the highlight, however she might by no means have predicted at 17 that her goals would come true so quick. Rising up, she sang, modelled and flirted with the thought of appearing in center faculty. Then, final 12 months, her mom stumbled throughout an appearing position on a casting web site and shortly, homework was changed with studying Italian, boxing, searching and boating for her skilled appearing debut as Caitlyn – the tomboyish 14-year-old grappling with gender id in Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part drama series We Are Who We Are. “The present has drastically modified my life,” she tells British Vogue. “I’ve realized a lot about folks from completely different generations and every part we discover within the present. An enormous distinction with [the show] in comparison with different coming-of-age tales is that it does an excellent job displaying so many alternative points of rising up – of the fluidity of the expertise, not placing labels on folks and which you can be no matter you wish to be. I like that individuals are resonating with that message and seeing characters be who they’re, as a result of we’re who we’re.”
As if touchdown a number one position in one of many buzziest dramas of this 12 months isn’t spectacular sufficient, Seamón is also a singer-songwriter (under the moniker JK) with an album under her belt. Beneath, the multi-talented rising star takes on British Vogue’s character take a look at.
Jordan Kristine Seamón performs Caitlyn in Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are, out there to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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When you might personal any murals from historical past, which one would you choose?
The Mona Lisa – 100 per cent. It’s such a distinct image and I’ve a child image of myself the place I’m doing the very same half-smile. I’d like to put the 2 of them aspect by aspect and stare at them on a regular basis. Perhaps I’d have it in my studio the place we now have a lot of work already, or in my lavatory. That means I can have a look at the 2 once I’m sitting on the bathroom.
Which fictional character from a film, sequence, or novel do you most establish with?
Hermione Granger or Sirius Black from Harry Potter… or Belle from Magnificence and the Beast! Hermione and Belle are each e book readers, good and inquisitive. I recognized with Hermione quite a bit once I was youthful as a result of I like studying and I can get misplaced in a e book. I used to be all the time drawn to Sirius Black, too, although. I’m an enormous Potterhead! I like how he’s portrayed within the e book and the movies. The liberty he provides Harry as a godfather is what I aspire to do and be once I’m older.
Which music do you by no means, ever tire of listening to?
“Upside Down” by Jack Johnson. It’s such a cute music and I keep in mind it from my childhood. I heard it lately and cried from all of the nostalgia that got here speeding over me. I relate to it now too as I’m 18, popping out of childhood.
When you needed to dwell in one other metropolis for a 12 months, which one wouldn’t it be?
London. It’s such an exquisite place. I had a lot enjoyable once I was there. And the accents… attractive! Once I had a break from set, my mum and I went to London and had a tour of the London Faculty of Music – the faculty I wish to go to. I’ve been dreaming of going to that faculty for years.
What inventive rituals do you’ve got earlier than/whereas/after working?
It’s not essentially inventive, however I do that little hand slapping factor. It’s simply one thing I do to get out my nerves, like hand boning. It’s just a bit faucet that I do on my legs to get out my jitters. I are inclined to do it earlier than each scene, earlier than I file music, or something that requires inventive power.
What’s your signature dish while you’re entertaining?
I used to make a extremely, actually imply grilled cheese and an avocado and fish sandwich. I’m vegan now, so I can’t have these issues anymore… I like nuggets and have been doing a lot of pastas and tater tots! I’ve tater tots subsequent to me proper now.
When you needed to get a tattoo proper now, what would you select?
I’m planning on getting a Harry Potter tattoo once I’m 18. It’ll more than likely be an emblem from Harry Potter or one thing actually small or silly. I like to have enjoyable… I noticed a stick drawing of Rick from Rick and Morty – tremendous humorous. If I can persuade my mum to let me, I’d do it!
What would your desert island luxurious be?
Most likely a e book. I’m tremendous lame. I hold out The Goblet of Hearth the entire time, simply so I can learn it each time. It’s my favorite. We actually get to know the remainder of the characters like Sirius, and meet all the opposite cool characters. I simply love the e book, I don’t know why! The magic appears a lot extra actual.
Which music lyrics greatest describe your life in the meanwhile?
“Once I develop up, I wanna be identical to me” – “Cool” by Jonas Brothers.
Title the final e book that you simply learn in a single sitting.
Candy Thang by Allison Whittenberg.
What’s your star signal, and do you agree with its traits?
I’m a Sagittarius, however I’ve by no means really regarded up the traits to see if I relate to them. I’m gonna add that to my to-do checklist.
What’s the final notice that you simply wrote in your cellphone?
A good friend’s birthday.
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