- Hollywood is now on Netflix.
- The series follows the semi-fictional life of numerous real actors of the Golden Age, including Rock Hudson.
- Here's what you should know about Jake Picking, the rock plays Hudson.
The film industry loves making films about the film industry, and Netflix & # 39; Hollywood (with representatives from Rock Hudson, Anna May Wong, Vivien Leigh, and others) takes imagination to a maximum : It's a show about a movie about a movie. And so it shows budding young actors who are playing budding young actors who are playing budding young actors. (It's just a fourth or two walls that separate from a colossal Industry Self Pat on the back.)
One of these young actors is Jake Picking. Picking plays Hollywood legend Rock Hudson and portrays his semi-fictional rise in the industry and his very real struggle with his sexual identity ̵
In Hollywood Picking was a little older than Hudson when the legend got his first role at 23. (The real picking was just 29 years old.) Picking's first Hollywood role came at the age of 22 with a small spot in The Way, Way Back . But like his rock character, picking is still very emerging, mostly on the periphery of Hollywood.
His chin-split face and stocky body give him these imperceptible military comrades – seen in larger productions – he had minor roles in Only the Brave and Sicario: Day of the Soldados and it will be seen in Top Gun Maverick.
But Picking also did a lot less conventional stuff like Netflix & # 39; Psychothriller Horse Girl in which he played an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee / rapper. Picking told WWD that he had knocked a little in high school too. He says he's actually more of a loner than a star.
Picking grew up near Boston, where he attended an acting class with the same teacher who taught other Bostonians such as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Picking later dropped out of college and moved to LA.
To combat loneliness in these early years, Picking watched black and white films all night. "Forties, fifties, Paul Newman, these are the people I really looked up to," he said.
Now he has the ability to portray the era that helped him in these difficult early years, and maybe even the spotlight of his drawing a lot too.