Issa Rae and her Chanel earrings look amazing on the cover of Who What Wear magazines February Issue.
I don’t want anybody to be able to put me in a box.
Issa, who stars in The Photograph (in theaters now) talked about her latest role as Mae Morton, the estranged daughter of a famous photographer, who falls in love with the journalist assigned to cover her late mother.
“I think people are just expecting me to be funny, and the character just lost her mom, so she’s going through it. Obviously, there are elements of humor within the movie, but that’s not the driving part of the character, which is new for me because I do lean on humor. It’s been a defense mechanism for a lot of my life. That’s my go-to, I guess, because my comfort zone is humor. So to not be able to lean on that in this film was interesting.”