Trevante Rhodes And His Vulnerable Masculinity

We are telling you about the young performers that hit our screens. Please meet Trevante Rhodes.

AGE: 27

ROLE CALL: Moonlight

UP NEXT: Burning Sands (in theatres March 10)

WHY HE MAKES THE GRADE: With a depth and sensitivity usually expected of Hollywood’s most seasoned pros, Trevante Rhodes – in his heartbreaking and hopeful portrayal of Chiron “Black” in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight – tackles toxic masculinity while making space for the complexities and vulnerabilities often missing from Black characters in the film.

“I thought it was the most epic true love story,” says the University of Texas grad of the film, which won Best Picture at the Golden Globes. “It was something that was told in a way I’ve never seen before. It was the best thing I’ve ever read.” Lucky for us, the Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong star has more layered performances in 2017: He’s appearing in Burning Sands alongside Alfre Woodard, Smartass with Joey King and Horse Soldiers with Chris Hemsworth.

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