Interview with Actress and Free Rein Star, Jaylen Barron

We’re loving the Netflix series, Free Rein! Have you had a chance to check it out yet? If not, take a Saturday, or the whole weekend, to get caught up.

Glitter recently sat down with Jaylen, who you may remember from the Disney series, Good Luck Charlie, to discuss Free Rein on Netflix, find out who she plays, what she loves to do in her spare time, and something her fans might not know about her. If you’re not intrigued yet, Free Rein also recently won two daytime Emmy awards!

We also ask Jaylen about upcoming projects and how she stays healthy.  To read that you’ll need to make sure to download the new issue coming out soon. For a teaser, read on!


GLITTER: Did you always want to be an actress?

JAYLEN: Yes! Ever since I was a little girl! I haven’t dreamed of having any other career, I can’t really see myself doing anything else.


GLITTER: What can you tell us about Free Rein on Netflix without giving anything away?

JAYLEN: It’s about a young American girl who goes over to England with her mother and little sister and falls in love with a mysterious horse… and a couple boys along the way!


GLITTER: What’s it like playing Zoe? 

JAYLEN: Playing Zoe is so refreshing because I’m used to playing such grown up roles that Zoe always brings me back down to Earth, she’s sweet, sincere and driven. I often look into her character for some of my real-life obstacles and what she might do in those situations!


GLITTER: Is it true that Free Rein won a daytime Emmy?

JAYLEN: Yes, we were blessed to be nominated for 6! And we won 2! It’s still surreal to this day!


Photographer: Birdie Thompson @birds_eye_photo

Hair & Makeup: Allison Noelle @allisonnoellemakeup

Top & Shoes: Maison Privee


GLITTER: What other roles have you had in the past?

JAYLEN: I’ve played a variety of characters! From Lauren on Disney’s Good Luck Charlie to Dominique from Showtime’s Shameless!


GLITTER: What do you love to do in your spare time?

JAYLEN: I love to spend time with my family, go on hikes with my dogs and trying new foods!


 GLITTER: If you weren’t an actress, what would you want to do instead?

JAYLEN: I feel like I would own a dog shelter!


GLITTER: What is something fans may not know about you?

JAYLEN: I feel like fans don’t know that I am an extremely nervous person and I overthink everything! I’m constantly thinking about what’s going to happen in the future and unfortunately that distracts me from being in the moment.


To read the FULL interview, make sure to keep an eye out for our next digital issue coming late October/November!