The “Kicks” Interview
with Kam Williams
Jahking and I!
An undeniable young talent on the rise, actor and rapper Jahking Guillory is already a veteran in the entertainment business at the age of 14. Born and raised in Long Beach California, ‘King’ started pursuing his dream at 9 years-old, landing jobs in national commercials, music videos and national print campaigns.
Graduating to larger roles in film and TV, 'King has already shown how versatile an actor he is, playing the ultra-cool kid with swagger, to the computer geek, to the teenage drug dealer. In addition to acting, 'King is a talented rapper and works on his craft every day. He writes lyrics about his life and makes beats with his friends to every song he records.
Jahking is also a championship athlete. He played running back for superstar rapper Snoop Dogg’s Junior football team, winning five championships. He is a track star, too -- winning the 800 and 1500 meter dashes in the Junior Olympics.
Here, he talks about his starring role as Brandon in Kicks, a coming-of-age adventure set in the Bay Area.
Kam Williams: Hi Jahking, thanks for the interview.
Jahking Guillory: Thank you.
KW: What interested you in Kicks?
JG: The story. It’s real. People are getting killed for materialistic things everyday and it has to stop.
KW: How would you describe your character?
JG: Brandon is shy and not confident. This changes for him drastically in the film.
KW: Who loved you unconditionally during your formative years?
JG: My mother.
KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
JG: I like to help my mom cook Jambalaya.
KW: What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
JG: Play Ding Dong Ditch. It was crazy!
KW: Craig Robinson asks: What was your last dream?
JG: I was sitting on the beach with my great-grandma.
KW: The Kerry Washington question: If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
JG: A cheetah.
KW: Larry Greenberg asks: Do you have a favorite movie monster?
JG: Mike from Monsters, Inc.
KW: Finally, what’s in your wallet?
JG: My ID and some condoms. [LOL]
KW: Thanks again for the time, Jahking, and best of luck with Kicks.
JG: Thanks, Kam.