Issa Rae has become one of the most talked about entertainers in Hollywood. Sure, the beauty’s YouTube series Awkward Black Girl was praised by fans around the world, but it’s the star’s latest HBO series Insecure that’s taking the Issa buzz to another level.
Season 1 of Rae’s hit show wrapped on Sunday night and you might’ve noticed the barrage of comments and memes on social media about the events that unfolded on the 30-minute episode, specifically: (PLOT SPOILER) Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence, played by Jay Ellis, and his decision to have sex with another woman.
Folks on the Internet were shocked and some even proud of the character’s actions, so naturally, the memes started to roll in at eye-shattering speed. We were all grateful for the creative social media users who managed to keep us entertained with the hilarious comments, and it turns out, Issa was also a fan.
While on the red carpet for the EBONY Power 100 Gala on Thursday night, Rae, who was being honored, revealed to HipHollywood exclusively that “we started in the writers room the next day after the finale so we were supposed to be all focused, but we were all on our phones like, ‘did you see this one, did you see this one?”
She added, “People are really taking and running with it, which, you dream of that.”
The finale episode was one hell of a storyline, leaving, of course, a cliffhanger that has us all chomping at the bit for the return of Season 2. But when asked what we can expect when the show returns, Rae played coy. “You gotta watch to find out,” she said. “We are definitely going to answer all the questions that people have, but we just want to tell a honest, true to life story.”
The Los Angeles native added, “So think about what happened in your life and that will probably play out.”