Issa Rae has come a long way from her Awkward Black Girl days. Her HBO series, Insecure, helped people fall in love with the multi-talent both on-screen and off. Now sheâ€™s continuing to flex her writing skills with her successful Rap Sh!t show. As we eagerly await the second season premiere of that next month, Issaâ€™s fans have gotten their fix of her talent thanks to Barbie, which finally arrived in theatres on July 20. The 38-year-old appears alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the President of Barbieland. She previously admitted to taking notes on Vice President Kamala Harrisâ€™ behaviour for her role.
The highly anticipated movieâ€™s press tour ended early due to the ongoing SAG strike. This allowed Issa to head back home and enjoy the summer sunshine. Like many of her castmates, sheâ€™s been wearing plenty of pink lately, with her most recent look coming from Beyonceâ€™s Ivy Park collection. On Sunday (July 22), the Los Angeles nativeâ€™s Instagram feed lit up with a new series of photos that show her sipping a drink by the pool in a brightly coloured, strappy bikini.
Issa Rae is Pretty in Pink
â€œðŸï¸ vacation brought to you byÂ @weareivyparkÂ ðŸï¸,â€ Rae wrote in her caption. In the comments, many are praising the entertainer for proudly flaunting her natural body â€“ not to mention her performance in Barbie. It was revealed earlier today that the family-friendly flick is doing serious numbers.
According to a tweet from @PopCrave, Raeâ€™s latest project has locked down the biggest domestic opening of 2023, biggest opening ever for a female director, and biggest opening for a movie based on a toy. In addition to that, itâ€™s officially become the lead actorsâ€™ most successful opening in their careers to date.
Barbie Movie Finds Massive Success
Keep scrolling to read some of the Barbie filmâ€™s biggest accomplishments so far, as well as what project Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are rumoured to be working together on next. Did you catch Greta Gerwigâ€™s latest movie in theatres this weekend? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more music/pop culture news updates.