Actor and model Taylor Byron Barr chatted about the new series “ManHOOD,” and he shared some of his other projects.
Byron Pulsifer once said: “Imagine, dream, and believe in yourself. With determination and belief, you will be surprised at what you accomplish.” This quote applies to Taylor Byron Barr.
“ManHOOD” is a series about four black men navigating life and the everyday struggle that comes with being a black men in America. It was created by Emmy winner Dr. Louis Jones.
“It’s a pilot shot by Louis, and we are waiting to hear back from the streaming services. Louis has a vision for himself and for things, he is a good dude and a hard worker. ‘ManHOOD’ was a good one, and I serve as an executive producer. We wanted to create a show from the black man’s perspective that was positive but still felt real. I am happy about it,” he said.
“We are still working on ‘ManHOOD’ and it comes with a talk show as a companion piece,” he said. “Everything that I have been doing lately comes with a message.”
Thanks to the success of the “Pussie Control” shorts, he noted that they created a franchise now. “I did two shorts, and then we did a full film. That was great, and I was an executive producer on that one as well. It’s a good movie, and very funny. I was proud to be a part of that one,” he said.
“The director, Bryan Bostic, reached out to me and told me that he has written a sequel and we will put that together,” he added.
In the meantime, they also filmed “Here They Go,” where he plays the rowdy brother Donte Jr. “It was good to stretch my acting chops on that one. It’s a funny movie because it’s a holiday family get-together film,” he said.
He was thrilled to be the male lead in Doja Cat’s “Woman” music video. “That was cool, I had a blast doing it,” he exclaimed. “It was fun, and it was a pretty big production. I liked the song and it was good for me and my career, it got me a lot of exposure.”
He shared that he also filmed an episode of the comedy TV series “Minx,” which is now on Starz. “It should be coming out in the spring, and I am excited about it. My mom is thrilled for it too because it’s a good show,” he said.
“I am a lucky guy. I don’t know how I got here, but I am glad it all worked out for me,” he added.