Jason Weaver is a familiar face that has grown up before our very own eyes. From having a music career to starring in shows such as Brewster Place, Thea, Smart Guy, and in movies like The Jacksons: An American Dream, ATL, Drumline and more, Weaver has had quite the productive life. While many of the ladies were fascinated by his charming good looks and captured by his many personality traits on set, we missed the opportunity to truly learn more about the talented actor outside of the big screen. Now in his late 30s, he gives us a more in-depth look at his life coming up.
What were the pros and cons of starting out in the industry at such a young age?
The pros I would honestly say that the real cool thing about starting off at a young age is being able to kind of pursue your passion or professional career young. A lot of people don’t really figure that out in life until later on. Fortunately for me, I was blessed with recognizing that passion early on, and having the proper support system around me to help facilitate that, and bring it to life. The only cons would be that with being so young in the industry, a lot of your peers at that age can’t really relate to you in a sense of like when you go out and do a movie or a show. So when you come home to be a regular kid again, sometimes I think the people around you may have a tendency to be more intimidated by that than you actually are, which kind of forces people to treat you a certain way because of their own insecurities.
In the midst of acting, you also had a singing career. Do you see yourself in pursuit of releasing anymore music?
You know what, it’s a lot of people who have asked me that lately and I may. If I release something, I really want it to be a representation of me and where I am right now as an artist, and a man. It’s just all about the right timing, and the right setting. It’s something I’m looking to entertain in the near future. Currently I’m just working on an animated series that I’m producing now, but over the next six months I may release a few songs.
What was it like portraying the image of young Michael Jackson?
That was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Having the opportunity to play an icon, and a legend like Michael Jackson, as well as to be able to work with his family, and have his approval of me playing him in that role, was an honor. It’s something that I will always look back on for the rest of my life, and really cherish. I’m grateful for the opportunity that God gave me in order to experience that.
You are admired by a lot of women especially back in your teen years. How do you handle that attention now verses back then?
When you are a teenage young man, finding yourself out in the world, with young ladies that admire you and find you attractive, that’s gratifying. Any young man in that position would enjoy it and take it as it comes. I definitely had my fun as a young man but as I have gotten older, I realized that there is way more to life and way more to relationships with a woman than just hanging out with the fly chick just because she is throwing herself at you. As you grow out of that you search for things that are more meaningful when having a relationship with a woman.
What are some qualities that you admire and look for in a woman?
I really dig honesty, transparency, and just somebody who is a good person overall. Someone who is compassionate towards others and understanding. I’m not into shallow individuals. I like women who have a really strong sense of who they are, have their own self-identity, and are not really hung up on trying to fit societies mold. When dealing with someone like me, who is in the entertainment industry, you have to be really secure within yourself.
Jason Weaver is such a phenomenal actor and since becoming a father he has changed a great deal. His focus now is on setting a positive example for his son. It’s exciting to see that he still has that heartfelt love for what he does which has helped to keep him standing strong in the industry over the years! Be on the lookout for his animated series and more by following him on his social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
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