Here are the five biggest stories of the year in entertainment: This Is Us stars Lena Waithe and Aubrey Plaza have been making the rounds on social media in recent weeks, and now, the two stars have shared their thoughts on how they got here.
In the new episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Waithe opens up about her experience on the show, the decision to play the character Taystee, and why she doesn’t believe her casting as the main character is as difficult as it may seem.
“I just felt like it was important for me to share the journey of this journey,” Waithe tells Ellen.
“It wasn’t easy, but I was proud of my journey.
That was the most empowering part of it.” “
You’re making the decision as a woman, to play a lead character, when you are already in a relationship that you really love.
That was the most empowering part of it.”
Waithe explains, “I really did not feel like I could play a role that I really enjoyed, that was a part of my life.
I really didn’t feel like it would work.
We’re not not going anywhere. “
We’re not going to be alone.
We’re not not going anywhere.
We have the same thing going on here.
We know who we are, we’re not in a bubble.
You can’t change the past. “
If you’re in a bad relationship, you’re going to have a hard time making decisions and sticking to them.
You can’t change the past.
We can change the future.
And that’s what I’m hoping to do with this character.”
As for Taystees journey, she says, “It’s not going away.
It’s going to take time, but we’re all in this together.”
You can watch The Ellen deGeneres Live Show from this week’s show below: