On the latest episode of Shadow And Act's Facebook Live Q&A series, Locked Down With ____, Insecure star Jay Ellis dropped by to talk about all things Insecure, his character Lawrence and what to look out for this season.
The actor, without giving away too many details, spoke about what to expect for the rest of season 4. “First of all, you should definitely be watching Looking for LaToya, because the show-within-a-show got turns and twists and it's going to be absolutely hilarious," he said. Looking for LaToya is depicted as a true-crime series and features Terri J. Vaughn, Ray J and Porsha Williams.
He added, “There may be an Easter egg in every episode. It’s in the dialogue...that’s all I'mma say, otherwise Issa’s going to come after me!”
Ellis also revealed that he actually thought that he booked the role of another character on the show. He explained, “I actually auditioned for Daniel and Lawrence. I actually thought I booked Daniel. I didn’t think I booked Lawrence, which is funny, because Y’lan [Noel] thought he booked Lawrence and not Daniel. Those characters would be very, very different if it happened the other way.”
On the character of Lawrence, Ellis said, “I think people think Lawrence makes bad decisions and knows he’s making bad decisions. I think there is a bit of naiveté to Lawrence and he’s just doing something [and] not thinking about the bad that can come from it or the messiness that can come from it. He’s not thinking about that. I think it's truly just about him being young and dumb and just making some bad decisions.”
Insecure airs Sunday nights on HBO.
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