ISSA RAE IS THE OPPOSITE OF INSECURE
The multi-hyphenate star runs her own production company and multiple other business ventures, where she manages a bunch of people.
“Season 4 is going to be lit,” Rae says, with the certainty of someone who already has three seasons under her belt and a slew of other highly anticipated projects on the way.
“This moment feels like a lot of opportunities are being presented to me and it is just about taking advantage of them and making the right decisions,” she shrugs.
While she’d been editing Insecure, Rae had also been on a whirlwind press tour for the romantic drama, The Photograph, opened a coffee shop she co-owns minutes from the office she’s in now, and started her own record label.
“I’m just excited,” she says. “It’d be great if I could just be creative all the time, or if I could just be building businesses all the time. Those are all the fun parts, but there's press and photo shoots that come with it. All those things that I don't necessarily enjoy are what make me tired.”
She’s most at ease when she’s talking about work – and sure, there’s a lot of it to talk about – but what’s going on in Rae’s life beyond her 187 (give or take) jobs? Well, she watches Love Is Blind, of course.
“I’ve never been really one to share my business, even with my friends,” Rae says. “My very good friends will be like, ‘Girl, wait — what? Who is this? You've been with him for six months and we're just finding out?’”
That’s a lot of pressure, even for a boss like Rae. So, is she feeling it? “If somebody else is pressuring me I automatically go into fuck you mode,” Rae says, leaning forward and smiling. “Because I just know nobody's putting more pressure on themselves than I am.”
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