Interviews Julian Brittano of Greenleaf, OWN and Netflix casting star

Published on June 27th, 2022 | by Charles Myambo


An Interview With Oprah Winfrey’s Award Winning Co-Star, Julian Brittano

Julian Brittano is an acting megastar who is best known for starring with Oprah Winfrey on her hit TV series Greenleaf. In many ways Julian is Oprah’s prodigy because she saw rare potential in him and decided to give him his first big role in Hollywood which obviously paid off massively. Besides the iconic Oprah Winfrey, Julian has worked alongside other mainstream TV personalities such as Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Richard Grant, Lamman Rucker, Roshon Fegan, Sean Blackmore, LeToya Luckett, Rick Fox, Merie Dandridge, Tye White and many more. Apart from being an actor, Julian is also a global charting recording hip hop artist.

He is also the co-founder of Brittano Studios alongside his wife Katie Brittano. He has controlling interest and full ownership of Brittano Music. In addition, Julian also founded the fast rising development firm known as Brittano Group. Julian is also verified on Instagram and other social platforms under the name @julianbrittano. This interview was conducted in front of an online live audience of well over two thousand people. The Hype Magazine’s International correspondent, Charles Myambo (CM) sat down for this interview with Julian Brittano (JB). Below are some excerpts from the interview.

Julian Brittano

CM: How did you feel when Oprah Winfrey chose to believe in you and what has been your main learning experience working with Oprah?

JB: It was certainly a life altering experience. She is easily one of the most humble and compassionate people I’ve ever met. In many ways, she is clairvoyant. She saw something in me that was not immediately obvious to other acting directors and executives. There was a long shortlist of prospective actors to perform my part in Greenleaf but Oprah entrusted that huge role to me. In many ways it was confirmation of what I believed I could accomplish. My main experience with Oprah is that she is genuine, methodical and very perceptive, meaning she often sees through people’s intentions as well as being adept at identifying potential”.

CM: What specific advice would you have regarding how to get noticed by huge celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and of course yourself too now?

JB: Good question Charles. Well I cannot stress this point enough, but avoid being fake. The thing about these big superstars who’ve made it is they were once where you are and they know all the tricks and schemes. Oftentimes when they sense someone does not have pure intentions, they are quick to blacklist that person. So it’s extremely important to be genuine, respectful, confident and humble. Those are qualities that usually standout because everyone else will usually be trying to act like something they are not to impress these celebrities. Just be yourself and believe in yourself too. Having a clear and concise vision of what you want to do is also vital especially when asked about it”.

CM: Julian, your challenging past has been used as a testimony to motivate many but we’d like to know at what stage you decided “enough is enough”, I have to change my life?

️JB: Charles I think I felt like I needed a change when I realized what rock bottom looked like. I was overweight, sick and struggled with unfulfillment. If I continued down the same path, disaster was imminent and that would jot be fair to my family. The lack of satisfaction with my life at that point pushed me to push the boundaries and become more consistent with my craft. I really put in the work mentally, emotionally and physically. Needless to say, it paid off and there are still several things I need to accomplish. One of my biggest drives is inspiring anyone who has a vision but cannot separate their current situation from their future destiny. If I did it, you can too.

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About the Author

(@BigChaz14 on Twitter) is a columnist and correspondent for industry leader, The Hype Magazine. He is also well known for being a multiple genre #1 Amazon best selling author. In addition to that, Charles is a credentialed journalist as seen in Muck Rack & Press Reader and he is also a highly touted celebrity news correspondent. Moreover, Charles is an international celebrity host and interviewer who has been covered by some of the world's biggest publications. At present, his interviews have been covered by credible journalistic outlets such as Medium, Flipboard, Press Reader, Muck Rack and many others. He is also a columnist for huge African newspapers such as NewsDay, Daily News, iHarare, ZiFM Stereo (radio station), H-Metro, The Financial Gazette as well as several other European and American publications. (@charlesmyambo on Instagram)

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