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Jarreau Benjamin is an actor from Manchester England, Jarreau is known for portraying The Creeper in Jeepers Creepers Reborn in 2022. Netflix award winning series TOPBOY and credits on award winning ITV soap opera, Coronation St, Theatre credits Jarreau Benjamin was the face of Bacardi in a global campaign which was seen on billboards across New York’s Time Square. Jarreau Benjamin is known for his unique look, acting style and down to earth personality.
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STANDISH: You played "The Creeper" in "Jeepers Creepers: Reborn", tell us how that felt and also how you landed that role?
JARREAU: For me it was definitely a pinch myself moment even through out filming, to secure such a massive role, where I got to portray “The Creeper” and be attached to the Jeepers Creepers franchise was a great achievement for me.
I was asked to send a selftape audition for an untitled film then after a couple rounds of auditions, I was invited to a final zoom call meeting with the team behind JC Reborn the director (Timo) & fx team and this is when they told me it was for the role of “The Creeper“ I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Then a week or so later my agent called me and gave me the fantastic news that I won the part.
STANDISH: Tell us a little about your overall mission, Jarreau -
JARREAU: The world is a fascinating place if you are willing to let your guard down and allow yourself to keep learning and if I can inspire people to chase their goals/ dreams I have certainly done my job
STANDISH: With landing "The Creeper" role, would you say that it's opened many new doors for you?
JARREAU: Yes, for sure. It has put me on the horror circuit, I am hoping to attend horror conventions in 2024.
STANDISH: How does it feel to be such an inspiration in the Horror community?
JARREAU: For me it was such a honor to portray such an iconic character and I am overwhelmed with the msgs and support from the amazing JC fan base.
STANDISH: What can we look forward to in the future from you?
JARREAU: There’s several films that are in post - production , The Stoic, Assassin’s Guild to name just a few.
STANDISH: Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
JARREAU: For me, I would love to make the move to America so if I continue to work hard and stay focused I will be working on a movie set.
STANDISH: Who are some of your mentors?
JARREAU: My parents, without their support and guidance I would not be where I am today.
STANDISH: During COVID, we all faced struggles, what was one of your main struggles?
JARREAU: Getting used to all the restrictions and law changes, fortunately for me I got work on several projects but there was still many challenges
STANDISH: With the previous director of "Jeepers Creepers" having a bad name, did it make you hesitant at all on considering this role?
JARREAU: After the first zoom meeting with the team behind JC Reborn, it wasn’t something I thought about.
STANDISH: Where can fans find your work?
JARREAU: Coronation St, TopBoy on Netflix, IMDB is best to keep up with current news & projects.
STANDISH: Anything you'd like to include?
JARREAU: For anyone who is reading this, being kind does not cost a things, put a smile one someone’s face.
STANDISH: What are your social links?
IMDB: Jarreau Benjamin
Twitter X: @Jarreaubenjamin
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