On Sunday April 8th Your Voice Magazine had the opportunity to view season 2 of The Chi on Showtime! The intimate and exclusive event, produced by J&J Public Relations, allowed fans and press the chance to see what lies ahead for this season of The Chi and meet the characters from the show. The Chi, produced by Emmy winner and South Side native Lena Waithe, explores the lives of Chicago natives. Your Voice Magazine not only got a peak of the new season but also had the chance to acquaint ourselves with Shomari Love, who portrays the character Bilal.
Shomari, a New York City native from Queens, has been acting professionally for three years and has been featured in a variety of television shows, films, and web series including Black Lightning. Shomari credits himself as a method actor, which is an acting technique based on realism and encourages sincere and emotional performances. Both Shomari and his character Bilal share the experience of growing up in urban cities within America, however the screening and talk back gave viewers the opportunity to see the distinct differences between Shomari and “Bilal”. Although, we only saw a glimpse of “Bilal” in the first episode, you can be sure his character will certainly raise the stakes of the show. A big thanks to J&J Public Relations for inviting YV Mag to a spectacular event and we know great things lie ahead for Shomari as he expands in his acting career!
Written by Jada Cintron @cinjay_