Actor Emilio Evans from TV Collection Make-up and Breakup Celebrates His Jamaican Roots

NEW YORK – Actor Emilio Evans, co-star of the TV collection Make-up and Breakup (aka Make-up X Breakup) will return to the display beginning July 6 when the half hour drama premieres its second season on the favored streaming platform Allblk.television (All Black TV).

Emilio Evans
Emilio Evans – Picture Credit score- Jermaine Blum

Make-up X Breakup

Set in New York Metropolis, Make-up X Breakup is written and directed by collection creator Eric Dickens, and follows the difficult romantic relationships of a gaggle of younger African American pals with their current and former lovers. The ensemble solid additionally options Nicolette Ellis, Omar Salmon, Kamel Goffin, Olivia Grey, Karmie Berry and Sean Dominic.

Evans, a Harlem primarily based actor of Jamaican parentage, performs the function of   Bryce Grove, a advertising  govt who, as Evans places it, “Has gone by hardships in his life which have molded him into the person he has change into. He might be fairly naïve and aloof in his method to and relationships with ladies, and consequently issues don’t at all times go nicely for him in his courting world.”

Evans is pleased with the years lengthy journey the collection has taken earlier than arriving at its new house on Allblk, which is a subsidiary of mother or father firm AMC Networks. Responding to an open casting name again in 2016, his audition result in him changing into an unique solid member when the present premiered later that yr on You Tube as a collection of 10 minute episodes. The massive recognition of the collection result in a pickup by BET for his or her on-line streaming platform for a number of years after which, finally, a brand new house at Allblk as of 2022.

“All of our previous episodes at the moment are obtainable on Allblk.television and offered as our official season one,” Evans explains, “So new viewers now have an opportunity to make amends for no matter they missed, earlier than our season two premiere arrives on July 6.”

Make-up X Breakup Season 2

Season two he says will likely be attention-grabbing, as a result of it’s truly a ‘prequel’ to season one- which means audiences will likely be re launched to the present’s characters at a youthful age, previous to how they had been offered within the first season. “Audiences can anticipate to see some actually nice storytelling with individuals of coloration as the main focus, and that’s very thrilling for me, primarily based on what my very own plans are for the longer term.”

In the end, Evans- who determined to change into an actor at age 7 to recover from his shyness, and who later studied theatre at Borough of Manhattan Group Faculty (BMCC) – intends to determine his personal manufacturing firm. He hopes to write down, produce and seem in content material that can create extra alternatives for artists of coloration and convey his Jamaican roots totally to the fore.

Jamaican Roots

“My mom is from Tivoli Gardens and my father is from Portland,” he says. “They immigrated right here fairly younger, so I used to be born in New York and raised largely within the deeply Jamaican a part of the Bronx. However am nonetheless very near my giant household again in Jamaica – aunts, uncles and cousins. I’m very pleased with my Jamaican heritage and would love to offer Jamaicans another excuse to be proud by telling a few of our personal tales. I’ve by no means cared for the way we’ve been portrayed within the media. It’s often some pressured accent and mannerisms that I really feel come off as inauthentic greater than something. We haven’t really tapped the total potential of Jamaicans and Jamaican tales on TV or movie in an attention-grabbing means simply but. I’m positively hoping to vary that, although.”

He additionally attracts inspiration from the journey that Make-up X Breakup has taken- from 10 minute You Tube movies to full fledged, half hour drama on a mainstream platform obtainable globally.

“What it tells me is that the world is now a world village and there may be starvation for all kinds of content material, which has result in the creation of all these thrilling new platforms. Now greater than ever, I consider that when you’ve got a fantastic story to inform, there are positively methods to get it carried out.”

Emilio Evans and Collin McConnell in BREAKZ
Emilio Evans and Collin McConnell in BREAKZ on the Nimbus Arts Middle in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey.
Picture Credit score- Sharifah Williams

On Display Appearances

Along with Make-up X Breakup, Evans has additionally appeared on Energy: Ebook Two and Legislation and Order: Organized Crime.  On stage he was final seen in  BREAKZ  on the Nimbus Arts Middle in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey. He’s repped by STW Expertise Company and Stein Leisure Group.

Make-up X Breakup season two will stream on Allblk.television for eight weeks. There will likely be new episodes obtainable each Thursday from July 6 by August 24.