Issa Rae Says ‘I Do Wish We Could’ve Explored Motherhood’ As She Talks ‘Insecure’ Ending & Untouched Plot lines

Issa Rae Says ‘I Do Wish We Could’ve Explored Motherhood’ As She Talks ‘Insecure’ Ending & Untouched Plot lines

Would you have liked to see ‘Insecure’ end with Issa Rae’s character being pregnant?

Last night (Dec. 26) was the finale of Issa Rae’s critically acclaimed show ‘Insecure.’ The popular HBO comedy-drama television series premiered in 2016 and ran for 5 seasons. ‘Insecure’ is about the awkward life experiences that Issa Rae’s character, Issa Dee, faces as she navigates her life as a black woman living in California.


During a recent interview, Issa Rae shared that she wishes she was able to explore a plotline of her character being a mom on ‘Insecure.’ She shared,

“I do wish we could’ve explored motherhood through Issa. And deciding to or not to. That is something super real that we discussed in the room: Women having this ticking time clock that’s so unfair that men will never experience. They can be like, Yeah, I’m 53, it’s time to have kids. And we really have a time to decide. You can freeze your eggs, you can do all these things, but there’s just something.”

She continued,

“There was an interesting discussion that happened in the room that men were enlightened by — annoyingly so — that the women in the room really bonded over: Oh my God, you feel this way, too? Even if you don’t want kids, you still feel that clock. And there’s such a pressure in the back of your mind of having to decide. That’s something I wish we were able to explore. Maybe we’ll explore it with something else.”

When asked if she’ll explore that plotline in a different show she added,

“Maybe. Who knows? Or I’ll explore in real life.”

Issa also shared that she had to come around to her character’s love life with Lawrence. She said,

“At the beginning of this season, I was not sold on Issa choosing Lawrence.”

She added,

“In Mirror Issa’s words, I thought she was being a dumb b*tch. I didn’t think it was gonna work. As the season progressed, I started to unpack what that meant and why they could not work it out if this is what she wanted. And I realized deep down that I did want them to be together. In thinking about the series as a whole, and about the growth that they’ve experienced and the love they do have for each other, and thinking again about my own life, I felt like she would try it out. She would give it a solid chance. This is her person.”

Issa Rae

What did you think about the series finale of ‘Insecure’? What are some plotlines you wish Issa Rae explored? Tell us below!


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel