The latest series soon to premiere on TNT is the dystopian thriller, “Snowpiercer” which includes a unique ensemble including young actor, Jaylin Fletcher who plays Miles in the series.
At 13 years old, actor Jaylin Fletcher has everything going for him. The actor known for past shows such as Disney Channel’s Coop and Cami Ask the World, as well as break-out roles in The Female Brain opposite Sofia Vergara along with Saturday Church, are a few of the credits listed below his name on IMDb. I received the opportunity to speak to him via Zoom and our conversation included everything from his latest acting adventure on Snowpiercer, how he preps for auditions, and how he’s staying busy while at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The actor’s latest venture is the TNT show Snowpiercer, which is a dystopian thriller and is set seven years after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. It centers on a 1,000 car train that holds the lasts 3,000 humans who remained on earth. As this train circles the globe, class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival are showcased. Fletcher plays Miles, a smart and talented young boy, who lives in the tail end of the train. However, he has the intelligence to move on up in the train if he can land an apprenticeship. Before the futuristic series, there was a Snowpiercer movie that included actors such as Chris Evans (Captain America) and Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures). But! Keep in mind that the series is not a prequel nor a sequel to the movie that was originally released in 2013 by director Bong Joon-ho.
Aside from working in Snowpiercer, Jaylin Fletcher is also coming out in a new series set to be released on Netflix in 2021 called Clickbait– another thriller/ drama to add to his list of credits. In order to make his role come to life, the young actor spoke about how he preps for his roles in general. Before heading into the audition room, he makes sure to do tons of research of the role and continuously works with an acting coach. He states that working with an acting coach is extremely helpful and helps him read between the lines of the role he has to play. By digging deeper into the character, it helps him understand the character better, which in return helps him act out the role better on screen.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the actor tries to stay busy at home since he’s not able to be on set at the moment because of the state’s quarantine guidelines. While he misses being on set and working with his co-stars, he tries to stay active by playing basketball as much as he can while also spending time with his family – he’s one of five siblings! Since he’s part of a big family, he and his mom have created a company called Fletch5 – an apparel company. The name was created by his mother because she was inspired by the Jackson 5. As of right now, it has not been released to fans but it is definitely in the works and set to be released in the near future.
This young actor has a few impressive credits thus far, launched an apparel company with his mom, and has even more goals that he wishes to accomplish in the near future. At 13 years old, Jaylin Fletcher literally has the whole world ahead of him and that is pretty awe-inspiring for young and older actors alike!
Snowpiercer Premieres May 17 on TNT