Issa Rae did an interview with Complex Magazine where she spoke about Insecure and her work on youtube prior to sharing her work with the HBO audience.
On Instagram she said she was channeling Pam Grier, in my opinion, she was just channeling herself and I am here for all of it.
Complex asked her what the hardest part was for her when she was developing Insecure for TV and this is what she said:
Waiting. Waiting is so hard. I mean, the benefit of YouTube, like you said, is the instant feedback and that you can like, have an idea and just put it out immediately and get the instant gratification. I think for me the hardest part was being like, “I could put this shit out now, like, what’s the problem?” But then it forces you to hone in, to make it the best possible. I feel like everything happened for a reason and the timing was perfect.
When asked about her small goals:
Yeah. They could be the smallest or the biggest goals.
I want to have a yacht party or be on a yacht. I want that. I want to travel to Latin America because I’ve never been there. I want to write a film.
These are great so far. You’re doing incredible. Can you write the film while you’re in Latin America?
That. I would love to do that.
There you go.
I would love to.
You’re stacking goals.
Just stack on, stack on…
Exactly, and then you also wanted to be friends with Sasha and Malia.
I do want to be friends.
You can add that too.
I do want to be friends with them, but now that I’ve put it out there it’s creepy, and now I feel like I’ve taken out any coolness I may have had. I met Frank Ocean once, but it doesn’t count as a meeting.
Because he was leaving a coffee shop and I was going in, and I was like, “I love you” and he said, “Thank you,” so that didn’t really count.
So you have awkward fan moments too. I thought that was just normal people. I had the worst with Eminem one time. I was shaking. I didn’t know, I was just like, “You changed my life, bye.” Just got out of there.
[Laughs.] Well, that’s what I do too. I’m very much still star-struck. I will not go up to people and talk to them. I just admire them from afar.
Love seeing her face every where! Read the rest of her interview here.