Jay Ellis was once slapped by an ‘insecure’ fan for something his character Lawrence did in the series
Jay Ellis’ fans seem to have trouble separating the artist from his work.
Jay Ellis, 39 years old, is a respected actor who is best known for his role as Lawrence on Issa Rae’s, 36 years old, hit HBO series ‘Insecure.’ An interview that Jay Ellis previously worked with Jemele Hill, 46 years old, recently reappeared. In a conversation with a famous journalist, Ellis shared that he was once slapped by an ‘Insecure’ fan for something his character did. He say,
“Yea, I got slapped in JFK [airport.] She’s literally back – and turned up! ”
“She slapped me and she was like, ‘Oh my God, my God, I’m so sorry. I am very angry with you Lawrence. ‘ And she was like ‘and you would think I know better because I’m a writer.’
Ellis also shared that the woman who slapped him asked if he would be willing to do an interview with him. He added,
“I was like ‘why don’t you hit me when I get back home and we’ll find that out.’ I never heard from her [but] I actually did the interview just to call her out for slapping me. “
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The slap must have really left an impression on the ‘Escape Room’ actor. He also talked about the incident again in an interview on By ESSENCE Yes, Girl! audio file. He say,
“I was slapped by a journalist and it wasn’t anyone I had met before. I was at the airport. I walked up the aisle and this woman was standing in front of me, and I was like, ‘Sorry, can I just slide past you?’ She turns, eyes wide and slaps! Straight to the face, open hands. I’ve never had this happen before. It’s not a TV slap. “
“It was like an open slap on the palm of the hand. So then she looked at me and immediately said, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry.’ I watch the show and I’m a writer and I should have known better, and my boyfriend he did this to me. ‘ It was really crazy.”
Ellis later shared that despite being stabbed in the arm by a stranger, he failed to impress the woman. He added,
“There tends to be a group of women triggered by Lawrence’s behaviors. It’s really interesting. He really touches nerves with men and women. One time I walked out of a movie theater and a woman was literally across the street, and she said, ‘F*ck you, Lawrence. F*ck you! You are not sh*t. ‘ But she also rushed towards me and dodged the traffic like a superhero… It was crazy.”
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