Jeudy-Lamour Gives Us an Inside Look at His Journey Through Showbiz
Not many actors can say their dreams of being on-screen began in a Best Buy (yes, we mean the electronics store). But for Moe Jeudy-Lamour, or goalkeeper Thierry Zoreaux on smash hit comedy show “Ted Lasso,” his acting aspirations did indeed start among the tech-filled shelves.
At the time (2009), Jeudy-Lamour had ambitions of becoming a lawyer and during his studies, decided to pick up a few shifts at the local Best Buy in his hometown of Montreal. And like any good success story, those law school ambitions were turned upside down—a change that began when he ran into American actor, stand-up comedian and his personal hero, Orlando Jones. “All my life, everyone told me becoming an actor is impossible because you know, I’m not from the States,” says Jeudy-Lamour. But under the fluorescent lights of Best Buy, Jones told him just the opposite. “He looked at me and said, ‘I’m standing right in front of you—of course it’s possible!’” Moe Jeudy-Lamour
“The show is about being a good person. I love being a part of something so special. There is so much substance.”—Moe Jeudy-Lamour
With an ounce of hope and what felt like a pipe dream at the time, Jeudy-Lamour began acting classes, booked an agent and soon after, landed a role in the 2014 film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Two years later, the 2016 film “Race” was released, in which Jeudy-Lamour plays Mel Walker, Black athlete Jesse Owens’ Ohio State teammate. It was also during this film that he met talented writer, actor and producer Jason Sudeikis, a connection that would alter the course of his acting career. “I had asked Jason to write a letter to help me get my visa, and before I knew it, I was living in LA!” says Jeudy-Lamour. Fast forward a few years and there he stood: in London on the set of award-winning and beloved comedy show, “Ted Lasso.” Moe Jeudy-Lamour
“During the first season, it was just Jason and I living in a house, and we became good friends. He’s a huge role model to me,” says Jeudy-Lamour. “He gives a clinic on humbleness every time he speaks.” And for those who’ve seen “Ted Lasso” in its entirety know its witty yet endearing nature. “The show is about being a good person. I love being a part of something so special. There is so much substance,” he explains. “And any scene where Jason is talking to us as a team was my favorite to film. He is so involved, and he knows every single character and why they are there. He is like a conductor; it’s beautiful to watch. It’s such an equation.” Moe Jeudy-Lamour
And for fans missing the warmth and winsomeness of seasons one and two, they can rest easy. Jeudy-Lamour ensures that season three is in the works and will begin filming in January of 2022—stay tuned!