Actor Brian Jordan Jr is a man of many talents not only has he secured a role on the hit NO. 1 scripted cable television series Sistas, he’s also a singer, song writer and play-write with a background in musical theater taking the industry by storm!
We had the pleasure of kicking it one on one with Brian as he provides insights and details to the beginning stages of his career that ultimately lead him to his long awaited success story.
“ When your an actor especially before you get big jobs, I think the first thing in your mind is actually getting a job.”
Brian reveals that his audition process for Tyler Perry’s hit original series Sistas was a tad bit different compared to the rest of the series actors.
However since season one throughout Brian has successfully breathed life into the zesty, fashion forward, all around hilarious comeback king Maurice, while effortlessly stealing the hearts of millions of fans.
” The role has expanded far beyond than I could’ve ever imagined. To be honest all I wanted was a job you know, I was trying to eat,” Brian humbly joked. “ The fan base has been more and more loyal as each episode we began to discus more and more things and I am just truly grateful.”
The Louisiana native continues, “ I believe there is such a significance in representing him and the community that Maurice is a part of. It’s such a responsibility that I get nervous, however I want to make sure that I deliver, that I am sticking to the Tyler Perry brand..”
Though Maurice is a fun and vibrant character his role has also opened up a direct view to tragic daily occurrences taking place right in America’s backyard that is often swept under the rug. Throughout the last three seasons Maurice has been a victim of a brutal hate crime where he was beaten an inch away from death while being dressed as a drag Queen.
Though that is something Brian hasn’t personally experienced he knew the importance of delivering the overall message to viewers.
Brian says each episode is like opening up a new world for him, “Its been an exhilarating learning experience, I’ve learned so much about the LGBTQ community from their disparities and triumphs.”
He remains both honored and eager to learn more,” The LGBTQ community is the culture and are responsible for countless trends and overall Blackness. “
Brian recently dropped his new single “ F**k Wit Yaself,” available on music streaming platforms everywhere. It’s truly a fun feel good record that definitely couldn’t have been released at a more adequate time with all that’s going on in the world.
Brian also took it back to his roots of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this summer for his first-ever developmental concert version of his new musical Riley. The story takes place within the fictional Riley College, a historical public black school located in the Bayou.
According to an article from BRProud, Riley features book and lyrics by Brian Jordan Jr. and music by Terrence Brown along with concert musical direction by Loneka Wilkinson Battiste.
Cousins be sure to tune into Sistas on BET each and every Wednesday at 9PM EST, also follow and support Brian on all social media platforms at @BrianJordanJr