King Jedet. Portrait photography and interview by BARTE.
The Straigh-Up series by Juan Barte are part of his long-term series “Live Forever”; A soul-searching project exploring the path of art through some of Madrid’s art scene key individuals. Follow Barte’s Live Forever progress on Instagram @Juan.barte.
We caught up with writer, model, performer and socialite King Jedet.
Formidable Magazine. What was your first creative drive?
King Jedet. I’ve always drawn and later 0n I wanted to be an actor. I was so scared of death that I thought that if I became an actor I’d always be alive in the films I starred even after I’m gone.
F.M. Is there a defining moment that made you realize writing was your thing?
K.J. I’ve always written, so I don’t know…
F.M. Inspirational artists, writers, musicians…?
K.J. Pedro Almodovar, John Waters, The Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, Marilyn Monroe…
F.M. How would you define your work?
FM. What in you is in your book, Mi Último Regalo (My last present)?
K.J. Everything. In fact, my book is my real diary published as a book.
FM. How is a day in the life of King Jedet?
F.M. What’s in your play list now?
K.J. Lots of flamenco, trap, rap…
F.M. What film is your life like?
K.J. One in which the main character is depressed and always unsatisfied.
F.M. What do you love and hate about Madrid?
K.J. I love that I keep discovering things about the city. Sometimes I hate feeling so alone in a city full of people.
F.M. Best and worst night out?
K.J. I can’t remember either of them.
F.M. Our motto is “A life less ordinary”, what makes life less ordinary?
K.J. Red lipstick and big earrings.
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