Actress and writer Issa Rae graces the April 2020 cover of Teen Vogue, where she discussed ‘Insecure’s’ highly-anticipated return, her blossoming film career and more.
The beloved HBO series kicked off its fourth season on Sunday, April 12, having been on hiatus since 2018.
In the issue, the California native discloses that ‘Insecure’s’ lengthy break was due to her needing to live a little in order to grow and create – which we can all relate too.
Celebrities are not super human. They need to rest and regroup too.
Sadly, we won’t get to see a promo tour for this new season, but the colourful spring time looks and that hypnotic smile are enough to lift my spirits.
Here are some extracts from her interview.
On her film career
“I just want to try different things [and] keep getting better … because I’ve never considered myself an actress. I always considered myself a writer-producer and an actress for fun. I want to make sure that with each project I’m taking on, I’m bringing something to the table and not just showing up as me. A lot of people don’t get this opportunity, so I don’t want to take it for granted.”
On Season 4 of ‘Insecure’
“Insecure takes nine months out of my life. I’m pulling from life experience, and if you’re not living, then what are you really making? It’s a dream to be able to make this show, but I want to make sure that the show is also good. We needed a pause. Coming back, we just felt so fresh and excited to be there, and it showed. It felt like fun again.
I love this season so much. Season three we always knew was the building season. In the writer’s room, we were always like, ‘Ooh, season four going to be lit! This season is just about asking the question: Are people in your life for a reason or a season?”
On how movies are helping during the coronavirus pandemic
“With ‘Insecure’ and other shows, people are looking for an escape and they get to go into this world where a pandemic doesn’t exist and laugh and be immersed in somebody else’s stuff.”
You may remember that Emma Stone wore the same look above to the ‘Zombieland Double Tap’ LA Premiere.
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