'I still feel like I have to prove myself' - Issa Rae on career success

Issa Rae. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Issa Rae. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

The actress and producer gained prominence in 2011 for her work on YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and is currently starring in hit series, Insecure, which she also created.

But despite her success Issa doesn't feel like she's "made it" in Hollywood because she believes the goal posts keep moving. 

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"I still feel like I constantly have to prove myself. I don’t feel like I’ve 'made it' because the goalposts always move. From the outside looking in, it’s different," she tells Page Six.

Issa also says the coronavirus pandemic reduced the roles that are available for her because reductions in production mean black content isn't making the cut. 

Compiled Phelokazi Mbude

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