When Little stars Regina Hall and Issa Rae met in 2013 it was laughter at first sight. The two hilarious actresses revealed that because of their instant chemistry, they wanted to pen a script together–too bad (for us) that it wasn’t easy convincing studios to back it.
“We pitched it to about seven studios, they all said no,” Rae admitted on the newest episode of ESSENCE’s Yes Girl! Podcast.
Hall added that one studio didn’t even bother to call them back, “which is very disrespectful,”
“We deserved at least a no,” she added.
Thankfully, the two–who play coworkers in Little, out Friday–haven’t ruled out reviving the premise for a script in the future.
“Movies come out. You gotta revamp it; we will,” stated Hall confidently.
No matter what happens to the script it has contributed significantly to the women’s friendship.
“We still take jokes from it,” shared Rae, “and nobody knows what we’re talking about.”
Rae had long admired Hall’s talent, and the way she’s maintained her professional relationships in Hollywood.
“In high school, [I] was watching you guys, like you, Sanaa [Lathan], Gabrielle [Union],” Rae told Hall, “and I just love that kind of support circle and friendship you have. And I think try to model that with a lot of the other people and a lot of my other peers.”
Listen to the latest episode of Yes Girl! to hear Rae and Hall share the details behind their “For the D-ck Challenge,” reminisce on the days when men made real effort, talk about their co-star and executive producer Marsai Martin, and what it was like on the set of Little.