Issa Rae maybe the ultimate matchmaker.
Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence on Rae’s Insecure, used his co-star’s instagram account to send a message to his new crush: Michaela Coel, the creator of Netflix’s Chewing Gum.
“I need you to know how much I am in love with you right now,” he says in the video shot by Rae. The duo are in the middle of shooting season two of their HBO hit. “I would do things here at home that I’m not going to say because I don’t want this to go crazy, but I just need you to know I need you in my life somehow someway.”
He adds: So either I’m going to come to London or you can come to LA alright? Because I stayed up until 3 am watching Chewing Gum and I’m in love with you. That’s all I gotta say.”
Chewing Gum, the critically-acclaimed series, recently released its second season on Netflix. And Coel’s performance as a sex-starved virgin has us rolling. We get why Ellis is in love.
“I’m extremely jealous,” Rae says once Ellis is done confessing his feelings to the camera.
Coel has yet to respond, but we are sure Ellis’ message got her as hot and bothered as we are.