Who better to give a pep talk than Oscar winner Halle Berry?
“I know that you are a force of nature. You are a beautiful African-American queen going after everything that is hers! And, Lena, tonight you are a writer, an actor, a producer, and tonight you are a late-night comedian and you’re about to slay,” Berry told Waithe before planting a big kiss on the writer-producer.
Waithe later shared a snap of herself behind Kimmel’s desk, writing, “Grateful to @jimmykimmellive for allowing me to house sit tonight. It was a dream come true. And uh @halleberry…thanks for making my other dream come true.”
Berry is currently busy promoting the latest chapter in the John Wick series, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, in theaters now.
Meanwhile Waithe is working on a number of projects, including new series Twenties and upcoming film Queen & Slim.