Read Our Exclusive Interview with Jordyn Jones on Her New Original Series, Overnights
We love Jordyn Jones! This YouTube sensation, dancer, actress and singer has landed the lead role in the original series, Overnights, from digital network Brat. The initial five episodes will air on Brat’s YouTube channel, which has amassed over a million subscribers since this summer. Jordyn stars as “Mack,” the spunky newcomer in town. Glitter recently sat down with Jordyn to talk about the new series, her inspiration, and new music on the way. Read on to find out more from this quadruple threat who isn’t stopping any time soon!
GLITTER: What can you tell us about your new YouTube series, “Overnights”?
JORDYN: My new series, Overnights, premiered March 2nd, and is produced by Brat. It’s a digital series that is about a high school garage rock band, we start off doing it for fun when we get an opportunity of a lifetime. The show has a lot of great original music and a love triangle that the fans will really like I think! I sing the songs in the show, which are actually being streamed on all digitals platforms now!
GLITTER: Who do you play?
JORDYN: I play MACK. She’s a trouble maker/party girl that gets sent away to love with her Aunt in Attaway. On her first day of school, one of the boys in the band, Danny, invites Mack to the show that night. During the show they aren’t doing very well, so Mack, being urged on by Danny to come up and sing, which she does and saves the whole show! Danny then asks her to join the band even though the other members are resistant.
GLITTER: What can you tell us about your most recent feature film, DANCE CAMP?
JORDYN: For those who haven’t seen it yet, Dance Camp is about a dance camp.. duh 😉 and it’s about the clicks that go on in the camp and the different dance teams who compete for the big prize. In the film I play YOLO who has her own dance squad and is the captain. Team YOLO is young and feisty and ready to win! One of the exciting parts of the film is the song my team dances to is my original song “I’m Dappin!”
GLITTER: Where do you find your inspiration?
JORDYN: For acting: I find my inspiration by studying and watching actors that I admire. Two of my favorites are Reese Witherspoon and Anna Kendrick. I really love their presence in film and how natural they are and real. I actually use as my audition mantra, “Be Yourself and Be In The Moment, “ which is what Anna character stands by in Pitch Perfect!
For singing: My singing inspiration definitely started with Hannah Montana… LOL but it was actually the movie Frozen and it’s music that really excited me and started my obsession with singing!
For dancing: I started so young, because it was what my mom and godmother were doing, so yeah… they are my biggest inspirations for dance!
GLITTER: Where are a few places that people might have heard your music at?
JORDYN: You may have heard my music on YouTube, VEVO, Instagram or Facebook! I’ve done everything from covers to originals!
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GLITTER: Are you in studio now (please say yes!) ?
JORDYN: HAHA! Yes! I was just in the studio yesterday putting final touches on my next song! Don’t want give too much away, but it’s going to be bigger and better than before!
GLITTER: When did you first start performing professionally?
JORDYN: I started performing professionally in 2012 when I was on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition!
GLITTER: Is there something about your fans would be surprised to know?
JORDYN: Hmmmm. I’d have to say that I have two middle names! Jordyn Kaylee-Marie Jone!
GLITTER: Best beauty advice for a novice?
JORDYN: My best beauty advice would be to BLEND GIRL! Hahah I used to walk out of the house Half orange half pale, so I suggest getting a Beauty Blender as Sephora and practice practice 😉
GLITTER: Any projects you can tell us about that you’re working on next?
JORDYN: Of course… New music in the summer, A phone case collab with Wild Flower cases & putting together a new tour!
GLITTER: What positive message do you hope to send young women who follow you?
JORDYN: One thing I would want everyone to know is that you can accomplish everything and anything you put your mind to! For myself, I have worked so hard to get where I am and if I can do it, you can do it! Don’t let anyone bring you down and always stay positive and don’t let your age get in the way!
GLITTER: What is your definition of self-love?
JORDYN: The definition of self- love to me, is not being afraid to put yourself first… also, treating yourself every once in awhile & living your life how you want as long as you are being respectful to others.
GLITTER: How can fans follow you?
JORDYN: My Instagram @JordynJones , Facebook Everything Jordyn , Twitter @JJJordynJones and Snapchat @ JordynJones11