Lena Waithe didn’t reduce her hair on a whim.
“I’ve gotten gayer, guys,” the Emmy Award winner joked on the pink carpet for the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s annual grants banquet Thursday.
The “Grasp of None” star revealed that she’d been occupied with chopping it for some time, however felt restricted by apprehension of how others would understand her.
“I felt like I used to be holding onto a bit of femininity that might make the world really feel snug with who I’m,” Waithe stated. “I believe I assumed for a very long time, ‘Oh, if I reduce my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be — in the homosexual world, there’s loads of classes — I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve all the time thought, ‘Effectively, no, I’m not that, I’m nonetheless comfortable,’ and I stated, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’trigger that’s one thing that’s outdoors of me.’”
She continued that lastly making the choice to chop her hair made her really feel “so free and so comfortable and so joyful, and I actually stepped into myself.”
“If individuals name me a butch or say ‘she’s stud’ or name me sir out in the world — so what? So be it. I’m right here with a go well with on, not a sew of make-up and a haircut — I really feel like, ‘Why can’t I exist in the world in that method?’”
Waithe made historical past in 2017 as the first black girl to win an Emmy for comedy writing for her work on the “Thanksgiving” episode of Aziz Ansari’s “Grasp of None.” The broadly acclaimed episode was primarily based on her expertise of popping out as a lesbian. The creator of “The Chi” lately set a first-look deal at Showtime and is ready to produce a comedy collection for HBO from Child Fury. She’s additionally set to govt produce two seasons of anthology collection “Them” for Amazon from author Little Marvin.