Yvonne Orji, the actress and comedian best known for her role as Molly on the HBO series “Insecure,” joined Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times on Thursday. She talked about her character on the show.
Orji is also developing a new sitcom, “First Gen,” which draws from her own life, about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career as a stand-up comedian.
Orji said she didn’t find comedy until she was 23.
She was persuaded to enter a beauty pageant, and she was told she needed to showcase a talent. She couldn’t think of what she could do for the competition. “I remember praying,” she said. “When I prayed, the only thing I heard back was ‘Do comedy.’“
Tonight, Orji is speaking at a TEDx Talk: “The Wait is Sexy” at World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware about being a virgin.
For more of Marty’s interview with Yvonne Orji, go to Radio Times.