Why 'Breaking In' Star Ajiona Alexus Says She's Selective About The Roles She Takes
The actress also stars in '13 Reasons Why.'
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When asked if it is important for her to take on diverse roles in a changing industry, Alexus enthusiastically responded, "100 percent, 100 percent." She continued, “I’m very selective about everything I do and take in my career. It’s very easy to get caught up into that stereotypical role of what people expect you to be. So you have to set the bar high and create that path for yourself in a way and take those roles that are going to be more outside of the box, that creates opportunities for African-American actresses. It is so easy to get put in a box. I make sure my roles are very versatile and very different and show people I can do different spectrums of everything out there as far as the acting side of film."
The film premieres on May 11 and is produced by Will Packer, James Lopez, Craig Perry, Sheila Hanahan Taylor and Union. James McTeigue is the director. Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden, Jason George, Seth Carr and Christa Miller also star. Jaime Primak Sullivan (whose story the screenplay is based upon), Valerie Bleth Sharp and Jeff Morrone are executive producers.