Trevor Jackson Makes Being “Grown” Look Good In Essence Feature
I remember Trevor Jackson from years ago when teenage girls were about to risk it all seeing him and Diggy Simmons perform songs like “My Girl”. Jackson has steadily made moves in both music and television, starring in shows like Hit The Floor and the Netflix original movie Burning Sands. But if you weren’t familiar with Jackson’s past work, you’ve definitely caught him starring opposite Black-ish star Yara Shahidi for the spinoff show Grown-ish currently in it’s first season on the Freeform network.
Jackson can be spotted playing the role of “Aaron Jackson” a “power to the people” type coed who can usually be found organizing a protest against anything as well as engaging in a flirty game of cat and mouse with Shahidi’s character as they find friendship as well as themselves as undergrads.
On the show, Jackson’s character rocks a rat tail and isn’t exactly the one the crew consults for fashion tips, but off set it’s a different story. ESSENCE featured the actor in a recent fashion spread as he shared what’s in his closet and his approach to fashion. He says comfort is definitely a priority:
“What works for me is always comfort, but I also like to go outside the box—mixing things people would not expect but then when it comes together, it’s pretty dope.”
He also says when it comes to a woman playing dress up with her man, she should take a minimalist approach:
“Pick out the socks, and he will take care of the rest.”
The 21-year-old also talked a little bit abut his role in the upcoming Superfly movie which will be shooting in Atlanta soon and new music that’s on the way for listeners:
“It’s a privilege and a challenge to portray such an iconic role as Priest in Superfly. On Grown-ish I play Aaron Jackson, who is all about politics, the culture and furthering the equality of his people. I titled my new album Rough Drafts Pt. 1 because we are always a work in progress.”
The 21-year-old recently released the single “Apocalypse” from the album and shared with VIBE that the song is about unconditional love at its best:
“The track is about that feeling of being confused about yourself or parts of your relationship.”
“However, the one thing you do know for sure is that you need that person. Even if it was the end of the world you’d want them next to you.”
You can catch Jackson accompanying Roc Nation signee Justine Skye on her ULTRAVIOLET tour, which kicks off next week (Mar. 21) in Washington D.C.