” But no, when it comes to matters of the heart it’s not as logical and it’s not as linear. What’s it like working with Issa Rae and what have you learned from her? She’s super gracious, super nice, it’s like a treat.
First season, I was like, ‘Does HBO know they’re paying us to have fun?
And while it may seem like Molly excels at everything (and has an infinite number of Gucci heels to match), there’s one thing she hasn’t quite mastered yet: men. Right before President Obama took office, I posted this short clip on You Tube that was about, should he win, Africans from everywhere were going to come out of the woodwork and try to claim him. You’re amazing, I’m amazing, let’s be amazing together. But I do feel like in the four years that I have been single in L. I have this joke where I say, “All dudes, all they do is see me.” I’ll be dressed to the nines, I’ll go outside, and I get this all the time: “Okay ma, you’re doing it, I see you. But, of course, the key difference is that those shows featured all white leads. So you’re telling me there are all these friends, and they are in New York City, and there isn’t even a black extra?
We caught up with Orji over the phone to talk about what it’s like to play . She started following me and, of course, I found out about her when everyone else did with . So I hit her up on Twitter to let her know I was in L. Did you ever feel like you couldn’t identify with those characters? What kind of New York City doesn’t have a black person around?
My agent and the real life Molly and Issa are all real-life friends. I had an idea about the kind of style I wanted, but I don’t think my bank account really allowed me to go full throttle into where I wanted to be. Now my costar Jay Ellis [who plays Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence] is teasing me and saying, “You know you can’t go out in sweats anymore now? I need a point of contact for references, in case I start to wonder if they’re a psycho. I texted Issa yesterday because I did a comedy show and it was a 98 percent caucasian audience.