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EXCLUSIVE: Issa Rae Is Feeling 'Very Secure' About Season 2 of 'Insecure'

by Lynda Brendish 7:52 PM PDT, May 07, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Issa Rae Is Feeling 'Very Secure' About Season 2 of 'Insecure'

If there's one thing Issa Rae, creator and star of the HBO series Insecure is feeling heading into the show's second season -- it's not insecurity!

In fact, as the actress told ET's Nischelle Turner on the red carpet at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, she is feeling "very secure" about the upcoming season.

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"I love the stories we're telling, we're filming -- as you know -- and our actors are killing it. Jay [Ellis], Yvonne [Oriji], they're killing it," the 32-year-old writer-director says. "Me and the writers put in work this season. We feel like we're really staying true to life."

Insecure garnered a lot of attention in its first season. Besides being nominated in the Show of the Year category at the MTV awards on Sunday (it went to Stranger Things), Rae was nominated for a Golden Globe earlier this year and a host of NAACP Image awards. But Rae says she doesn't feel pressure from those wins.

"Believe it or not, I don't [feel the pressure]. I feel the pressure around me," she explains. "People are like, you gotta come correct. But I just want to tell a good, progressive story and I feel confident that we've done that."

Insecure's first season dealt with some fallout from infidelity in the final episodes -- but Rae says in real life men and women often respond to cheating differently.

"It's not [a deal breaker] for women, right? A lot of women stay with their men post-cheating, but a lot of men are like, 'Nah. I'm out,'" she says. "So it's an interesting discussion."

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Insecure season two premieres on HBO July 23.

Also at the MTV Movie and TV Awards this year was Kat Graham, whom ET caught up with to speak about her role playing a young Jada Pinkett Smith in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic. Find out what she had to say about that in the video below. 

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