Jaylen Moore is busy. Very busy.
Having just finished an independent feature that he associate produced and stars in, he is now training rigorously for his next role. This fall TV season, he plays a new character of “The Originals.”
Chilled: Tell us about some of the projects you are working on or have coming up.
Jaylen Moore: There is a secret project that I currently cannot name. But we are about five months out from principal photography and my producers hired a trainer for me. They want me in Hugh Jackman á la Wolverine shape on the first day of filming. So I have now begun the process. It’s going to be epic! I am taking my mind, body and soul to a whole new level, along with my acting! This is going to be the most challenging role that I have taken on mentally and physically in my career yet.
I just came off of a film called “Tri.” In addition to being one of the associate producers on the film, I am one of the leads. It’s a heartfelt indie that focuses on two women who support their friend who is battling ovarian cancer by training for a Triathlon, having never done one before. I play the supportive husband to our lead character. It’s a drama/comedy. This film is going to make you laugh and cry. Lots of real, raw, heartfelt moments.
Chilled: With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?
JM: Working out, meditating, playing guitar, reading, hanging with friends, sports. It’s NFL and college football season right now so you’ll definitely find me at home watching my teams (Nebraska Cornhuskers and 49ers) or at a buddy’s house manning the BBQ and watching the games. But most importantly, spending quality time with my wife Brittany and daughter Leili who is now 9 months old.
Chilled: When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
JM: Lately, I’ve been craving worldly foods. Seeking good Indian, Korean, Argentinean and Afghani restaurants.
Chilled: What types of dishes do you usually order?
JM: Usually some type of protein – fish, chicken or steak. With some rice and veggies. Unless there is an exotic plate I have not yet experienced.
Chilled: Do you cook?
JM: I do. In my household I tend to hold the title for best breakfast, brunch and grill master. Otherwise, my wife tackles dinner.
Chilled: What types of drinks do you order when out?
JM: Usually a glass of wine, red or rosé, and or good Scotch.
Chilled: Do you prepare drinks at home?
JM: If it’s been a long day, my wife and I may have a glass or two of good wine. Otherwise I normally don’t unless I have some guests over. Then I’ll whip out the nice Scotch to sip on or a really great quality tequila.
Chilled: Do you own a home bar?
JM: We have a good-sized wet bar. We tend to keep it stocked. We love to host for friends and guests.
Chilled: What is your bar stocked with?
JW: Great wine, fine scotch, bourbon and tequila. No shots here. We like to sip our quality drinks. Once in a while we’ll do shots but it has to be for a special occasion. For that I’ll buy specific tequila that is good for shots and not sipping.
Chilled: What would your “dream” home bar be like?
JW: If I could have a dream bar at home, it would have all premium top shelf selection. I also appreciate mixology. I would have a top mixologist come in and stock my bar with some cool bitters and things to muddle. Set up a fun menu we can use for when friends and guests come over. As for the exterior of it I would love to have a nice pool table, darts, and two beer pong tables for some of my meathead friends. Ha ha! A few flat screens to have multiple games on with the top of line sound system and a private room for my cigar lounge and poker table.
Chilled: Have you ever been a bartender?