Games People Play actor Sarunas J. Jackson recently sat down with EBONY to discuss his role as Dro on the HBO hit Insecure, saying he was grateful show producers were receptive to the idea of making the married playboy African-American and Panamanian, just like himself. He also argues the need for more Afro-Latino representation in general, though he doesn’t believe one’s ethnicity has to be the focal point of every story.
“I do want more of that. There’s some stories I’d like to create…It doesn’t have to be about them being Afro-Latino. It could be like Creed, except Michael B. Jordan is Dominican … it could just be sprinkled in there. Just have a flag on his wall, you know?”
Jackson also kept it 100 while sharing his thoughts on his Afro-Latino community, saying some of them “are confused about who they are.” Check out the clip above.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.