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Jharrel Jerome On His 'When They See Us' Role: 'I Had To Do Justice To This Injustice'

Jharrel Jerome On His 'When They See Us' Role: 'I Had To Do Justice To This Injustice'

Jharrel Jerome flashes a smile while speaking onstage at his SAG Nom Com screening and panel for When They See Us held at Linwood Dunn Theater at the Pickford Center for Motion Study on Sunday (November 17) in Hollywood.

The 21-year-old actor was joined at the event by series writer Michael Starrbury and executive producer Berry Welsh.

Jharrel took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Korey Wise on the Netflix series at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

“This man’s story is so powerful and so strong and painful that I knew that if I was going to be the one person blessed on this planet to tell this story that I had a job to do,” Jharrel Jerome recently expressed (via Fortune). “I would bring the pain that I allowed myself to dive into on set home with me. I had to do justice to this injustice.”

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Credit: Rachel Murray; Photos: Getty
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