Issa Rae Talks “Opening The Door” For Black Creatives On The Hollywood Reporter’s Latest Issue

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American actress and producer, Issa Rae has graced the cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s latest issue.

The producer who is still reeling over her eight Emmy nominations for her popular TV series, Insecure opened up to the magazine about helping and elevating Black creatives in Hollywood.

According to THR,“she has normalized Black lives onscreen with her HBO show and other projects — and it’s something she prides herself on.” She also talks gentrification, class, motherhood, code-switching, early doubts, her project with Jordan Peele and navigating the movie industry.

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“Anybody can tell you when I heard Yvonne’s name, that’s when I got really excited. I had been nominated before, but I’m very much aware that I don’t do this by myself. I did feel guilty. It was just like, “Everybody else is killing it and they’re really helping to elevate me and they’re not getting the recognition,” she expressed on how she felt about her eight Emmy nominations.

Adding, “But Yvonne was like, “They’re watching and they’re seeing the work we’re doing.” To be a four-season show, to have it happen now, is not lost on me because there’s so many new and amazing shows. To have the culture support our show, it’s a FUBU [For Us, By Us] show in every way … I feel so blessed and we love every second.”

Read the rest of the interview here.

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