Issa Rae Spills Details On Recent 'Insecure' Reunion: 'It Was Like A Family Affair'
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Issa Rae Spills Details On Recent 'Insecure' Reunion: 'It Was Like A Family Affair'

It was the video that had Insecure fans in a chokehold. It was Labor Day, Sept. 4, and Issa Rae posted a video on Instagram that featured her and her Insecure castmates, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, and Natasha Rothwell. They all had big smiles on their faces while mentioning the writer's strike that was happening at the time. Insecure fans were shook as this was the first time we've seen the cast together in years after the beloved HBO (now Max) show ended in 2021. No one knew the reason behind their reunion, and fans were begging for a reboot. Now, the Barbie star is spilling the beans. In a recent appearance on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, Issa talked about new projects and reuniting with her cast.

"It was so much fun. Jay hit the group chat," she said. "It was like a nice little reunion. He was like I miss you guys. We were all unemployed, and we all had time to hang out." Issa revealed that Jay, who played her boyfriend Lawrence on the show, suggested they all get lunch together, and he brought a special guest.

"He brought his daughter, so it was like a family affair," she said. "She was running him, you know, I got to see what kind of dad he is. He's a great dad, but she runs the house."

Insecure has continued to have a hold on fans, and now that it is available on Netflix, many people have rewatched the cultural phenomenon and rehashed storylines from Issa and Molly's friendship to whom Issa should have ended up with. While the show may have ended, the stars' individual success continues. See what our faves have been up to lately.

Issa Rae

Issa is in her second season of Rap Sh!t as the executive producer. She is also expanding her media company HooRae, which also houses her record label, Raedio, and she just released her own Prosecco called Viarae. Aside from business ventures, she just starred in Barbie and will be featured in American Fiction.

Jay Ellis

Jay Ellis has been stacking up movie credits. So far, he has starred in the Amazon Original Somebody That I Used To Know, Hulu's History of The World: Part II, and the blockbuster film Top Gun: Maverick.

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji wrote her memoir Bamboozled by Jesus and is currently starring in a Hertz commercial alongside NFL legend Tom Brady. When it comes to film projects, she has starred in The Blackening and the comedy special Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me.

L-R: Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell, and Yvonne Orji

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Natasha Rothwell

Natasha Rothwell starred in the first season of Max's The White Lotus and will be returning for the third season. She also appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and announced her new Hulu show, How To Die Alone, where she will star and write in.

Amanda Seales

While Amanda Seales didn't make the reunion, her character Tiffany rounded out the core cast. Since the show's ending, she has kept busy with the launch of her podcast Small Doses and recently premiered her political-comedy documentary, In Amanda We Trust.

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