Issa Rae's Backup Dream Job If She Wasn't a Prolific Actor, Producer and Writer
It's no secret that she's a food lover.
Many people dream of a Hollywood gig—to be an actor, producer, or even writer. That’s exactly the dream job Issa Rae, the face of HBO’s hit series Insecure, has—and yet, she says that if it weren’t for that show, she would want to spend her workdays serving up your latest meal.
“My other dream job would be to be a waitress because I love people and I love food,” Rae told LinkedIn during a recent interview about #SecondDreamJobs. “I love serving food and I think I would be content doing that as well ‘cause you get to talk all day and serve delicious smelling things.”
If you know anything about the actress, it’s not too surprising Rae would enjoy a life surrounded by food. Most recently, the Golden Globe-nominated actress announced she is teaming up with Aspire TV and Chef G. Garvin to re-launch Butter + Brown, a cooking show hosted by Seth Brundle and Leslie Antonoff that originally ran on the “Issa Rae Presents” YouTube channel. The series offered twists on classic dishes, including chicken penne ala vodka, shrimp and grits, and beer battered fish tacos.
And during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last December, Rae revealed that she and her good friend Tiffany Haddish offered to prepare a meal for the former first couple, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. “We invited ourselves to, like, cook for them,” Rae told Fallon. “Well, Tiffany said she would cook. I would just bring the drinks.”
Rae has shown her support for the culinary arts through fundraising, including a special dinner event co-hosted with Solange Knowles to help save Los Angeles-based chef Alisa Reynolds’ eatery. Rae, who we can probably expect to see back on our screens for Insecure’s third season this summer, also regularly shares her love of food over social media and even brought it to her hit HBO comedy. In only two seasons, the show has become well-known for interesting food moments, and featured more than 10 L.A. restaurants.