Interview: Jasmine Cephas Jones on Stepping into the Spotlight in ‘Blindspotting’

One of the most creative and intriguing series from this past season was Starz’s Blindspotting, a continuation of the 2018 film of the same name. Jasmine Cephas Jones takes center stage as Ashley, who is left to care for her son Sean (Atticus Woodward) when her boyfriend Miles (Rafael Casal) is arrested. The show is a unique mix of drama, comedy, and performance art.

Awards Radar had the chance to speak with Jones about coming back to this role and what’s ahead for the show. On whether she ever expected to continue beyond the film, here’s what Jones had to say:

“No, not at all. I remember doing read-throughs and table reads of it, and reading all of the women parts right at the beginning. They had been working on that script for almost ten years, and so watching that process and doing the three auditions to finally get the role of Ashley was a bit of a journey. Getting there and just doing a couple scenes, I thought that was it. I thought that was the end of the Blindspotting era and then I got a call from Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and they were like, would you be interested in doing the TV show and it’s through Ashley’s eyes? I was like, absolutely. It was the best call ever.”

Watch the full conversation below:

Season one of Blindspotting is currently streaming on Starz.


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Written by Abe Friedtanzer

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