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Issa Rae Opens Up About Lawrence And Cheating On Insecure

We reported earlier this week that HBO’s ‘Insecure’ was breaking the internet after its epic season finale.

Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence, sided with his character after fans of the show said he did the right thing by moving out and stroking the busty bank teller...


‘Insecure’ creator, Issa Rae, sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss this fine. Rae says her future with Lawrence on the show is undefined for now but it’s not the last we’ve seen of the dysfunctional couple:

I think we saw Issa at the beginning of this season decide to take life into her own hands and be active at all costs. We saw her make some pretty selfish and harmful decisions as result and, as the season progressed, we saw her appreciate some of what she already had in her life and to see her own fault in the things that weren’t going her way. I think this next season will see her start to ask more introspective questions. I think the break up will hit both Lawrence and Issa pretty hard and I think break-ups are rarely ever clean, especially for couples who lived together. So we know that Lawrence won’t be completely out of her life forever. We’re also really excited to develop what Issa and Molly possibly being single together looks like.

The writer/creator also discussed why she made the decision to make her character cheat as opposed to having the man step out first…

This was also something we discussed in the room. The idea of a woman cheating is so bewildering for a lot of men; like it’s a huge mark of betrayal for them in a way that’s kind of a double standard. I remember writing a film when I was younger and part of it had a woman cheating for reasons of lust and weakness. The executive who read it told me that a lead woman could not cheat because it makes them immediately unlikeable. He strongly believed that women could not come back from cheating and I remember thinking how unfair that was, because I watched shows and movies where women forgive men for cheating all…the…time. It was also important to me to have Issa cheat precisely at a moment where Lawrence wasn’t necessarily at fault; where it wasn’t about him, it was about her. I think we always think that a man has to do something for a woman to cheat, and this was very much about Issa and her decision to be “aggressively active” for once. She just failed to think about what she would lose in the process.

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Do you think Issa and Lawrence will reunite in season 2 or will she be more like her friend Molly? Sound off in the comment section below.



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