The co-creator and star of HBO’s Insecure has landed a leading role in an upcoming romantic comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Issa Rae will be starring in “American Princess.” The movie is about an American woman who moves to London and is “drawn into a world of wealth and high society and falls in love in a very unexpected way.”
Pretty much a mix of Insecure, Princess Diaries and the real romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wrapped into one! But it’s unclear whether or not her boo is royalty . The film will be directed by Stella Meghie and produced by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig, who is also responsible for the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. Brendan O’Brien will also produce the project.
Her show, Insecure was recently renewed for a fourth season on HBO. You can also catch her on the big screen now as activist April Ofrah in “The Hate U Give” with Amanda Stenberg.
One year later, the Emmy-nominated Royal Woman is still rooting for everyone black. Last month, during an interview at the Emmy pre-party, the 33-year-old told Variety nothing has changed since her 2018 viral comment on the red carpet.
“That wasn’t at the expense of anyone, but I was just kind of telling my truth. It was such a great year for recognition for so many people of color, for so many black people specifically. We don’t win a lot; we barely even get recognized, so in that sense, whenever we see someone on screen, it’s like, ‘I hope they win,” she said.
In an separate interview with E! she shares advice to other ambitious women who are trying t make a name for themselves and find their way.
“Work with other young women,” she suggested, ” like work with the women who are just as hungry as you are and passionate and form a team and form a bond and commit yourselves to one another.”
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