Jahi Winston is definitely a young actor whose shooting star is definitely on the rise. Winston has starred alongside the likes of Taraji P. Henson and David Schwimmer and has even done a stint on Broadway as young Simba in The Lion King.
The young star stopped by HollywoodLife to talk his latest project, a coming of age story, based on two groups of high school misfits-the A/V and Drama clubs. Check out an excerpt of what Winston had to say about his highly-anticipated Netflix series-Everything Sucks! and more.
Tell me about Luke in Everything Sucks!
Jahi Winston: Luke is this bright, happy kid. His whole world just kind of revolves around his friends and going to high school, which is a weird transition just like for a lot of kids. His whole world turns around when he meets this girl that he really likes and that kind of shifts his priorities.
You’re 14, so you were not born in the ’90s. What kind of research did you do for the show?
Jahi Winston: My perception of the ’90s really was kind of influenced by TV. Any shows that I liked that were on during that time, that’s just what I thought the ’90s were. But I really started with Luke and put him in this world rather than researching the whole era. All of the cast researched pop culture and everything because it was such a big deal back then.
Throughout this journey, what surprised you about the ’90s?
Jahi Winston: I would say it would probably be the weird catchphrases, but not a lot things surprised me.