Jay Ellis On Bonding With “Insecure” Cast, Directing For 1st Time (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

Jay Ellis On Bonding With "Insecure" Cast, Directing For 1st Time (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

Jay Ellis

Business is booming for Jay Ellis. From playing Blue Westbrook on BET’s The Game to a down-on-his-luck boyfriend in Issa Rae’s HBO hit Insecure, the 34-year-old former model’s star is on the rise. In a recent interview with theJasmineBRAND.com’s @mjthatmediagurl, Ellis talks falling in love with his co-workers, being a first time director and upcoming projects. Peep some excerpts from the interview.

On working with his Insecure cast mates: 

It’s amazing! I keep saying this over and over again. I feel like I get to work with the best people in Hollywood. We all get along. We’re a family. We all are on a text message chain. We show up to take pictures in front of the billboard. We go to each other’s house every weekend to watch the show. It’s just amazing.

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I would have never imagined I would have fallen in love with a group of people like I have… with everyone. From the writers, executive producers, network people to the cast mates and the extended cast mates. Everybody.

On new projects outside of Insecure

Directing a little bit. Doing a short film at the top of the year. Doing some YouTube stuff. A lot of reading. Reading scripts and trying to figure out what’s the right project for me. Don’t want to jump into something. I want to be in love with whatever I am doing and fortunately, I can kinda make that choice right now and I’m going to.

Jay Ellis On Bonding With "Insecure" Cast, Directing For 1st Time (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

Jay Ellis

On exploring his creativity as a first time director: 

[I’m] excited about directing. It’s work. There are a lot of really dope talented people out there who have put years and years into this. I feel like I studied them. Don’t want to fill their shoes or step into their lane. I just want to keep exploring my creativity.

See his full interview below.

By –@kekesinglelady, correspondent @mjthatmediagurl

Authored by: Kellie Williams