Season 4 of her hit series HBO viewers is on the verge of a final episode.
Will Rae’s character (also called Issa) manage to mend her relationship with Molly (played by Yvonne Orji)? Will Molly stay with Andrew (Alexander Hodge)? And will Issa stick to Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her ex whom she reunited, or will she end up with another former boss, Nathan (Kendrick Sampson)?
Rae has all the answers for “Uncertain” viewers, but wouldn’t spill tea before Sunday’s season finale.
“I’ll just say a lot of questions will be answered,” Rae told CNN in an interview this week. “We’ve been building to date since the first episode of this season and that’s all I’m going to say.”
You didn’t really expect the woman who inserted the “show into the show” – the real crime series “I’m Looking for Latoya” – not to be mysterious, did you?
Rae, creator, writer, producer and star of “Insecure,” has been a little more open about some of her decisions for the show this season.
As well as stacking the characters of Molly, a brunette and Andrew, who is Asian.
Rae, who recently starred opposite South Asian actor Kumail Nanjiani in the film “Lovers,” said she was not trying to make a statement about interracial relationships.
“I just wanted to work with Kumail,” Rae said. “I was excited, and then only after it felt like it was,‘ Oh, okay, now it’s going to look like I’m pushing the agenda. “
The inspiration for merging Molly with Andrew came in part, Rae said, seeing the characters Gabrielle Union and John Cho merge on the 2009 ABC series “FlashForward”.
“It was part of a conversation I was fascinated by and I wanted to show it,” Rae said. “Seeing how the black Asian team intrigued me and thinking about the then-set out, I just wanted to explore it on the show.”
One thing the star of “The Photograph” said she was not interested in an extension in the “uncertain” next season pandemic.
Hollywood production has come to a rather halt in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, but the room for insecure writers is already in its 5th season. Rae said she has no big plans to include a pandemic in the plot next season.
“If we talk about it, it’s going to be as subtle as something that happened,” she said. “I never want to say the words ‘Covid’ or ‘pandemic’ in my show.”
As for many of us, life in quarantine has had its ups and downs for Rae.
“I went through cycles. The first one was horrible,” she said. “I was like, ‘Do I have to write at home? I hate writing at home!’ I like going out to cafes. But when I realized that things weren’t going to change for a while, it was like, ah, I have no choice now I have to be productive. “
“Lately, it’s become crippled again,” she added. “I think things are opening up and I’m watching people come out and reckless. So I feel a sense of anxiety.”
Add to that the unrest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonne Taylor, two black men who died at the hands of police, and Rae said he feels challenged to create.
She continues, however, promising season 5, which will be “great different”.
“I think it’s different in the way the audience expects and doesn’t expect it,” Rae said. “It’s definitely going to show some different sides to our characters. We’re trying something new from next season that makes me happy.”
And, no, she’s not saying it’s something new.
Rae is also thrilled with her future outside of her hit series.
The woman who first appeared on the scene in 2011 as the creator and star of the web series “Unhappy Black Girl Misunderstandings” is ready for her next new endeavor. (Rae, by the way, said she’s still clumsy, but she feels less, since a pandemic means she doesn’t have to be around people.)
“I want to write and produce my own feature film,” Rae said. “It was cool what was going on in other people’s stuff, but I want to try to provide my own trait.”
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