“vacation brought to you by @weareivypark ,” she wrote with palm tree emojis.
The “Insecure” creator wrapped up the press tour for her latest movie, “Barbie,” early due to the current SAG-AFTRA strike in Hollywood. Rae is bathing in the sun and taking some much-needed R&R. And despite the actress proclaiming that she doesn’t like the color pink, she makes it look good! Rae rocked Beyoncé’s Ivy Park pink velour crisscross top and bottoms.
Everyone’s favorite awkward Black girl looked radiant, sipping her drink and floating on a pool tube.
Issa Rae Stepping Into her “Barbie” Role
Fans were happy to learn that Rae would play the role of President Barbie in the new “Barbie” movie. The film debuted in theaters on July 21 and pulled in more than $160 million. However, Rae didn’t always feel confident about playing the character. The actress recently told Glamour, she didn’t believe she was in “Barbie-shape” at first.
“Right before [the role came to me], I was post-Insecure, post–Rap Sh!t, and post-the-final-season-of-Insecure-press-tour. I was like, ‘Well, I’m going to let myself go. I’m eating everything,‘” she admitted. “And then I got the call to do Barbie and was like, ‘Oh, no, I am not Barbie-shape ready.’ But then I realized [director Greta Gerwig]’s Barbie world consists of all body types. So, while I was still on my fitness journey, I felt less insecure about my Barbie body or lack thereof.”
Rae even had a conversation with director Greta Gerwig about body image and representation. But the actress quickly learned that the Gerwig was committed to casting a diverse group of actors and actresses.
“That was something that I was concerned about too — who are the other Barbies, and what do they look like?” she said. “I saw that immediately on my first day when I was doing the dance sequence rehearsal. There were so many different types of Barbies, and so many different types of Kens. Some able-bodied, ages, genders. Greta did her best to try to include everybody.”