‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis Isn’t Sure If He’ll Watch The Series Finale: I Think I’ll Be A Wreck
The fifth and final season of Insecure premieres on HBO Sunday (Oct. 24).
Jay Ellis said yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 21) that he’s uncertain about watching what’s bound to be an epic finale.
“I don’t know, because I think I’ll be a wreck. I want to watch it, obviously I know how it ends, but there’s this finality that I don’t know that I’m personally really ready for.”
This isn’t the first time Jay Ellis has skipped closing out a series. He said he has a “weird thing” of not watching series finales for any show, saying of Insecure:
“I don’t want to know how it ends.”
“I think I’m like, ‘Nah, it’s cool, it’s going to come back and it’s going to do its thing.'”
Still, he admitted that he might have to watch it anyway.
“I’m sure Issa will throw a finale party and we’ll all get together and we’ll watch it. I’ll just try to turn my back to the TV as much as possible.”
He went on to speak on the wake-up call he got that the show is in its final season.
“In the first couple of episodes, you’re not thinking of the end, so we were all still having fun and laughing. By the time we got to the end, I feel like everyone was just emotionally wrecked because we realized it was truly the end. There was nothing else to explore with these characters by the time we got to the end.”
“I think of shows that are very much a time marker in my life and got me through something. I hope that people look back at our show in that same kind of way, like, ‘Oh s***, this got me through my twenties, my thirties, this bad relationship, this great relationship, made me fall in love with somebody’ — whatever it is, I hope it affects people in that way.”
“I hope folks who feel like they haven’t been seen and their stories haven’t been told, I hope they feel that we did that.”
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