If you watch Blindspotting, you know that Trish is no nonsense, fearless, and does not play. That’s what we love about her.
And there is no one better to play her that role than Jaylen Barron. She takes the role of Trish quite seriously and makes sure to learn from the character. But what has playing Trish taught her?
WHAT SHE’S LEARNED
“I have learned to fully accept myself. That is the biggest lesson. To accept myself and fully appreciate where I’m at in life right now. Like I said, the character I’m playing, she lives a completely different life than me, where it took me to a different atmosphere and understanding a different culture and understanding a different way of living than I’ve ever experienced before.” Jayleen said in regards to her character.
She continued, “It really makes me appreciate where I’m at. Because it could be like, “Damn girl, things could be a lot worse, and they’re not.” I don’t have to be on survival mode in the way other people are on survival mode. It’s really shown me to appreciate where I’m at, and Trish, at least, the character, has helped me fully be myself more. I really wanted to– I was really shy, I’m already still shy in person, and Trish just made me want to go outside.”
“I sometimes get jealous of her because she’s so outspoken and she’s the It girl, she’s the party girl, she’s the one that everybody wants to be friends with, and I’m like, “Damn it, I want to be that girl sometimes. I’m not the one they call for a party, I’m the one that they call whenever they want to go out to dinner.” You know what I mean?”
At that point in the interview I couldn’t help but be impressed by her and take it all in. She’s articulate and she’s making me think about all of the things that Trish has taught me.
A lot of people may judge Trish because of her former profession, but I just can’t. I see Trish as a hard worker, a business woman, a driven woman. She’s a woman that is living her life and she’s taught me to live mine and continue in, well, my boss bitch era.
She continued speaking about Trish and said, “She just really allowed me just practicing being more welcoming to people rather than a little bit jaded as I am. I really love her for that because, in order to practice being Trish, I had to be a Trish outside of work. I’d go out, I would talk to people, nothing that I would do normally. I’d usually be sitting on the couch like, ‘Wow, the girls look like they’re having a great time, cheers.'”
“Now I’ll be like, “I’m going to go talk to them.” Sometimes it goes left, but most of the time it goes right. I’ll be like, “Let me drive the boat, and let me give you a drink. Do you want a drink, girl? Let’s dance.” When before I’d be like, “No, I cannot. Oh, absolutely not.” I just love Trish. She’s made me be more open and she’s made me be more accepting and she’s just taught me to be a real person.”
THE BALANCE BETWEEN REBELLION AND MATURITY
When it comes to Trish she’s changed a lot from season one to season two. And she has to balance her rebellious nature with the maturity that she’s shown. She’s accepting her past and her mistakes and she’s moving forward, confident and ready to reach her goals.
When we asked about how Trish will find a balance between maturity and rebellion she said, “I think, like you said, Trish finds a balance between maturity and rebellion. She is only 22-23 years old, I believe, correct me if I’m wrong. She’s just learning like all of us. In order to learn, we have to make mistakes and grow from those mistakes. She’s still her at the end of the day, so she is going to have that temper, and she is going to have that wittiness about her, and she does not let anybody play with her.”
She continued, “She I think, with this second season, she’s definitely grown a lot and has learned from her past mistakes, but she’s very quick to go back to the old Trish from season one, for sure, but she’s definitely grown up.”