@JasonMitch Stopped By @breakfastclubam To Talk @SHOTheChi @ComptonMovie And More
Written by IMN on 10 Jan 2018
Actor Jason Mitchell stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to discuss various topics with the crew. He spoke about growing up in New Orleans and his acting roots with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne The God.
When asked about “Straight Outta Compton,” Mitchell spoke about working as a cook before landing the role of Eazy E. He also spoke about not attending college due to Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans.
While working as a cook he was offered the Compton movie role, but was afraid he wouldn’t be able to accept it due to his finances and being on probation. His worries led to him having a Skype call the same day with director F. Gary Gray and him securing the role.
Jason Mitchell currently stars in the Showtime series “The Chi.” On “The Chi,” Mitchell portrays Brandon, a cook with a dream of opening his own restaurant with his wife Jerrika in Chicago. Watch the full interview between Jason Mitchell and The Breakfast Club below.