'Insecure's' DomiNque Perry Tried To Shoot Her Shot With Jay Ellis But Bricked

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Sydney Scott Feb, 09, 2018

Insecure actress DomiNque Perry kind of has something in common with her character Tasha: both women tried to shoot their shot with Lawrence.

In a recent interview, Perry revealed that behind the scenes she tried to shoot her shot with actor Jay Ellis. And, while Tasha made a slam dunk, Perry’s failed attempt was a bit more awkward.

Perry told The Shade Files that she spent much of her time with Ellis on set and despite not having any pickup lines ready, attempted to flirt with her eyes.

“It was like my second day of filming and I always thought Jay Ellis was so fine. One day I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to shoot my shot,’” the actress revealed.” It was like my second day and I was still the new kid on the block. I have this thing I do where I do these googly eyes. I have big eyes so they work for me.”

However, in this case, her doe eyes didn’t. Instead, Perry says the actor thought something was wrong. “I remember just staring at him and giving him the googly eyes and he kind of looked at me and was like, ‘Why are you looking like that? Are you ok?’” she continued.  “When he said that, I picked up my face off of the floor. I never shooted my shot with Jay Ellis ever again. ‘You are my brother, I get it. This is a work thing. I get it Jay!’ But I’m just glad that [it] didn’t happen around anybody else but me and him, it would have been embarrassing.”

Thankfully, things didn’t get awkward and the pair remained friends. “Me and Jay are so cool,” she continued.

You can’t knock Perry for trying. You know what they say, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.