Connect with us

Entertainment

Jay Ellis Says Issa Rae Didn’t Lie About Lawrence Returning to ‘Insecure’

Jay Ellis, Issa Rae, Insecure

Jay Ellis’ appearance on Sunday’s episode of Insecure came as a shocker to viewers.  The HBO series creator, Issa Rae, had previously said the show would be taking a break from Lawrence, the character he played. However, Ellis spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Rae’s words being taken out of context and his surprise return to the set.

“I think Issa was misquoted,” the actor said. “I think it’s actually very unfair that she was misquoted. I think what Issa actually said was, ‘We’re taking a break from Lawrence.’ A break doesn’t mean a season. A break could mean an episode, it could mean 30 minutes, it could mean a year. She didn’t actually put a time limit on what the break was . . . I think she actually chose her words very correctly, and I think people just kind of took it and ran with it in another way.”

Fans were so upset that online petitions and the #LawrenceHive, a collective defending the character, were created.

Rae posted the above excerpt to her Instagram and wrote, “a b***h did NOT lie! Thanks, @jayrellis.”

Viewers were not the only ones left out of the network’s secret; Ellis said his return was a surprise to the cast and crew as well. “People literally didn’t know I was showing up to set. It was really amazing,” he said. “It was like a homecoming feeling. It was like seeing friends and seeing family that you haven’t seen in a while, but people were also kind of shocked when they saw me, which was really interesting.”

Lawrence supporters can breathe a sigh of relief.

Insecure airs on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.

 

 

Trending

Robin Thede to Star in Issa Rae Production, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ on HBO

Entertainment

Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy 'The Lovebirds' Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy 'The Lovebirds'

Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘The Lovebirds’

Entertainment

Regina Hall & Issa Rae Star in Body-Swap Comedy, ‘Little’ (TRAILER)

Entertainment

Issa Rae & Columbia Pictures Create Platform for Diverse Writers Issa Rae & Columbia Pictures Create Platform for Diverse Writers

Issa Rae & Columbia Pictures Create Platform for Diverse Writers

Entertainment

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup