A beautiful conversation with actress Jaylen Barron
Actress Jaylen Barron has been busy making waves in the industry. You may have seen her in guest roles that include Bones, Shake It Up, and Those Who Can’t. Barron is no stranger to the small screen. She’s had notable recurring roles on hit shows such as the fan-favorite series Shameless as Carl’s girlfriend in Season 6 as well as Good Luck Charlie and See Dad Run.
Currently, Barron stars in the lead role of Zoe in the Netflix original show called, Free Rein as a 15-year-old from Los Angeles that spends the summer at her mom's childhood home on an island off the coast of England. After befriending a mysterious horse during summer, she finds the strength to deal with the issues she faces. The series has already been getting critical acclaim. It recently won two Daytime Emmy’s for Outstanding Children’s Series as well as outstanding directing in Children’s Programming. NAACP nominated the show for an exceptional children's program.
Today we share with you the beautiful conversation we had with Jaylen, as she shares her favorite beauty products, how she stays motivated and so much more.
Preview Free Rein.
Glossier lip gloss is a must! African black soap is amazing and eco edge gel! Mario Badescu is my go-to face regiment at the moment.
Glossier lip gloss
African black soap
What’s your favorite drink to sip on? I don’t drink much, but I love a Prosecco mimosa once in a while.
Share a little about why you choose this industry and what or who inspired you to take a leap and pursue your dreams. I want to share with people the different feeling and emotions that a character can bring to the screen; making people think and wonder while getting lost for a moment in a show or movie, that feeling makes me happy.
While others may look at your success and think it came without hard work, was there a moment when you were overwhelmed, felt like giving up or thought your vision would not come to light? How did you overcome those thoughts? It’s tough work I don’t think people realize how hard this job is but honestly I only look to the future and I always know that I will make my dreams come true.
How do you stay organized and afloat on a regular basis? I put notes on my phone! But honestly, my team, which includes my mom and my manager. They help a lot to keep me on task.
We've all done it, made mistakes in the beginning. What was your learning curve and if you could do it all over again what would you have done differently? I would show myself more love; I use to analyze why people didn’t like me or if somebody criticized me, I took it personally. I finally realized it’s not my business what people think of me.
What do you like to do in your free time? Go to the gym, cook for my family, which I love to do, and that keeps me clear headed so I can be productive.
Can you believe you are where you are at now? Let's talk about the past. Who were you before you started your venture? I know!! I can’t believe how many blessings I have had. It's incredible and I was just a 12 yr. old girl who loved school and acting. So basically, I’m older LOL
'NO HATING ALLOWED.' What tips can you share when it comes to cultivating a good alliance with others in your industry. Keep going, keep auditioning. For every 1000 no’s, there is one yes! There is a job for everybody.
When life throws you lemons, add BEAUTY, COCKTAILS, GIRLTALK. Life obstacles can weigh heavy on your mental and physical wellbeing. How do you stay uplifted, motivated or even inspired to push through and maintain your happiness? I know that what is meant for me is always going to be there. I have to catch it.
The Jetsetter: Out of all the places you have traveled to where is the one destination you recommend that every girl go? Paris!
The Bucket List: If you could encourage females to do two things in life, what would they be and why? Put yourself first, so you can help others and never go backward in life or relationships.
POPCORN + COCKTAILS: Favorite show? I love serial killer documentaries, and my guilty pleasure is Dr. Phil!
What do you have to say to those aka (men) who say we are too sensitive, emotional, or sarcastic? Lol, I say- SO! Because they don’t know what they are talking about anyway so why even give them any time.
One hundred pairs of shoes and only 2 feet! What was the last thing you bought for yourself? Oooh, a YSL bag after my 5 1/2 month work go-to!