Now, on the heels of a hit first season that averaged
3.2 million viewers
each week and earned Rae a Golden Globe nomination, it
seems like she just needed to do things at her own pace.
But she also fully admits Insecure
is a team effort. Taking on the roles of writer, producer
and star, Rae’s learned to delegate to the people she trusts. “You want to make
sure the show remains true to your voice, but you also have to recognize that
you can’t do everything yourself and some people are stronger where you’re
weak,” she says.
In addition to Wilmore, Rae brought in Prentice Penny, known
for his work on Happy Endings
, as the showrunner, and
GRAMMY-winning filmmaker Melina Matsoukas, who also recently directed Beyonce’s
“Formation,” as executive producer and director for four episodes. “I feel
blessed and honored to work with a team that makes me feel better as an actor
and writer. I’m learning so much,” says Rae, who also counts Mara Brock Akil,
creator of Girlfriends
, as a mentor.
“She always offers a supportive ear; her show paved the way for Insecure