Jeremy Pope Is Ready to Be a Black, Queer Hollywood Movie Star

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Jeremy Pope doesn’t so much reflect about his experience making The Inspection as preach about it. The film, which is out on Friday, is the first leading role for the actor, whose recent hot streak on Broadway (in the play Choir Boy and the musical Ain’t Too Proud) and on Netflix (Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood) earned him two Tony nominations and an Emmy nod in the span of two years.

He’s the kind of person who believes in moments, and this one—with this film and this role—feels just right. “For this to be my debut is an affirmation for me to continue to walk in step, because these things can and will happen,” Pope tells The Daily Beast’s Obsessed. “I talk about having to have an unbelievable amount of faith in yourself as an artist, and believing in things you can’t see. But it’s more so believing in things that the world isn’t ready to see for you yet.”

We’re talking in Georgia at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, where Pope won the Distinguished Performance Award for The Inspection.

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