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Bronx Actor Plays One of the Central Park Five on Netflix

Three of the Central Park Five: Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Stephanie Jenkins (Peabody Awards / Wikimedia Commons)

Jharrel Jerome grew up in the Bronx and now has the task of playing one of the Central Park Five in an upcoming Netflix series.

Jerome, who was in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight was interviewed in Teen Vogue about his rise in Hollywood, the success of Moonlight, and the challeges of portraying the Central Park Five.

He acknowledges that he learned a lot about what’s like to be falsely-accused from the true life tragedy of the Central Park Five and he admits that portraying one of them has had a real affect on him.

Read the insightful February 7, 2019 interview by Gabe Bergado in TEEN VOGUE…

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