The actress was on Issa Rae's Insta-Stories reclaiming her "truths."
If you didn’t know, Regina Hall is hilarious. The actress has the ability to make people laugh on and off camera and her special talent is dead-pan jokes. Insecure creator Issa Rae showed evidence of this on Insta-Stories Monday night.
“I wrote and created Insecure the show,” Hall informed Rae while sitting comfortably on a hotel bed. When Rae asked her if she wrote the same Insecure that she stars in —the one she’s highly lauded for that comes on HBO— Hall replied, “Yes, I’m very proud of that cast and you have been amazing. I’m happy that you’re in it. I’m happy that we got you.”
In three other videos, Hall claims to have taught celebrity hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood how to do hair, wrote Tyler the Creator’s album and wrote Erykah Badu’s “Stay Woke.”
“I trained your hairstylist. Umm, I think she could plait a little bit, she could do twist before I met her,” Hall said about Leatherwood. “I wrote ‘Stay Woke.’ I was tired and I told myself, ‘I had to stay woke.'”
In the short videos, Rae and Hall were with their The Hate U Give co-stars Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby. Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson and Common are also set to star in the film that’s an adaptation of Angela Thomas’ debut novel of the same name.
Stenberg plays a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth. Rae will play April, the activist that helps Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up. Hall and Hornsby play Stenberg’s parents.
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