In discussing this week's bottle episode reuniting Issa and Lawrence, Ellis said he did participate in George Floyd protests Sunday and checked up on co-star Kendrick Sampson after police clubbed and hit him with rubber bullets on Saturday. "I think it’s very conflicting," says Ellis. "There’s moments where I’m angry with myself; there’s moments where I realize that the representation of these characters onscreen is part of the conversation that needs to happen in America. You know, trying to find moments of understanding that although it’s my job and although it’s entertainment, there’s also a place in this world for art to speak to people, and hopefully help people get through tough times. And also help people hopefully change their minds and be opened up to a new perspective. I hope that that’s what our show does." As for this week's episdoe, Ellis added: "I read this script the night before the table read, and it felt like closure. It felt like love. It felt like friendship. It felt like soul mates. It felt like our show is so universal. There were just so many things about it that were absolutely amazing. I remember turning to Natasha (Rothwell) and telling her, 'I think you just wrote the most beautiful episode of this show ever.'" ALSO: Natasha Rothwell on "Lowkey Happy": "What was the most surprising was I didn’t realize how much I needed it."
TOPICS: Insecure, HBO, George Floyd, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Natasha Rothwell, Black Lives Matter