Early seasons of the Black woman-centered show featured the character Freida, a White co-worker of Rae’s character, Issa Dee.
Rae told Mic that she then “started actively resisting” the temptation to include another White character, so when her character quit her job in the show, she decided that she no longer wanted Freida to have a recurring role.
“我就像, F**k no! This is not a show about Freida!” Rae recalled. “I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, our show is just about Black characters now in the most refreshing way.'”
“I hope that not having to think of an audience that isn’t us — and being okay with that — is passed on. I want people to know we are enough.”
The show has since earned 11 Emmy nominations and one Emmy win, and won three NAACP image awards.
In March this year
, Rae signed a new five-year contract with WarnerMedia to develop a number of TV shows and movies
“I’m thrilled to not only spread my creative wings with the network that makes all of my favorite series,” Rae said in a statement at the time.
The fifth and final season of “Insecure” will premiere on Sunday, 十月 24.