InsecureIt will come to an end with its upcoming fifth and final season, but Issa Rae says that he has been preparing to say goodbye since season three. Rae won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Insecure at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, and opened up to ET’s Nischelle Turner about how she’s “taking it all in.”
“I’ve been wrapping my head around this since honestly, season 3,” he admitted of the ending of Insecure. “But I’m very grateful to be able to play this character, who is obviously a version of me, and in the same way that I want this character to grow, I want to be able to grow as well. So I think that’s what comes with it. played her for a long time and I have a lot more to do. “
“But being on set every day, I’m definitely taking it all in on a different level now, just in terms of, ‘Wow, I love this family. This is my family.’ And we’ve done a lot and these people are amazing. , and I feel very blessed to work with them, “she continued. “And I know I will remember this moment very, very fondly, as I do now.”
Season 4 of Insecure ended in a big bomb. After Issa (Rae) rekindled his romance with Lawrence (Jay Ellis) and put Nathan (Kendrick Sampson) in the friend zone, it was revealed that Condola (Christina Elmore) was pregnant with Lawrence’s baby, and plans to stay with him. .
Luckily for fans, Rae confirmed to ET that there will be plenty of time to wrap up that story and more. “We have more than eight episodes!” she said.
Rae was nominated for four awards at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate and honor people of color in television, music, literature and film. The actress, who also recently signed a new five-year general contract with WarnerMedia, is clearly just getting started, though she recently told Tracee Ellis Ross in an interview for Paper magazine you need to get used to the idea that “it will be here for a while”.
“I just don’t want to take anything for granted,” Rae told reporters in the press room at the NAACP Awards on Saturday, explaining that she has seen people in Hollywood “have their time and they are gone.”
“That has always been a source of anxiety in terms of, ‘I should take on this project or take this opportunity because I don’t know how long I’m going to be here, I may not have any more opportunities.’ And after a while, I thought, ‘I need to stop that. I need to stop acting like that and take my time, ‘”he said.
“Even before breaking into the industry, I was still trying to pull it off, but it was very carefully and intentionally designed,” he explained. “I need to get back to that.”
See more about Rae in the video below.