Today we’d like to introduce you to Byron Jesus.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Byron. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It’s a pleasure, thank you. My name is Byron Jesus Rodriguez but I go by Byron Jesus or just Byron, Either one. I am 23 years old living in Hollywood, Los Angeles but originally from Boston. I am an artist. Truthfully, I stay lowkey and I don’t like to do interviews but I am honored you took the time to reach out to me and ask me a few questions. So, here it goes…
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has never been a smooth sail. There’s always a few obstacles down the line to where you’re ultimately trying to be. It’s life testing you and seeing how bad you actually want the life you asked for. I came to terms with struggle a long time ago. We are now very good friends haha. Struggle is what drives me. As an artist, I embrace my struggle and it fuels my work. Adversity is almost like the brush to my canvas. Without it, I’m a mere blank page. You see, I have been an actor since the age of 11. So, for me, I am someone who does not shy away from vulnerable situations. There may be a time where I will need to struggle to empathize for others and to understand myself. For example, I can empathize for children whose parents have been deported because my father was. I have so many personal stories of struggle but that’s for me to share when I am ready.
Please tell us more about your work.
Aside from being an actor, I also make music and design clothing. I work on a brand called, Bonfire of the Vanities. We launched in London, UK. We do half production in LA and the other half in Europe.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I live day by day but I am definitely going to be making some movies, releasing some albums, designing more collections and spreading my energy into the world.
- Email: www.byronrod.com/
- Instagram: @byronrod