Michaela Coel might be behind one of 2020’s most popular, thought-provoking shows, but she maintains that her life is totally normal. In W Magazine‘s latest cover story for The New Originals issue, the 33-year-old star opened up about earning widespread praise for her HBO series, I May Destroy You. Speaking with actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, Michaela admitted that she’s still grappling with fame. “I don’t know how this happened, and I try not to think about it too much, because it does make me feel weird,” she said.
Still, Michaela celebrates the value and significance of sharing stories through the lens of marginalized groups. And, hey, if being famous helps her accomplish her dream of having afternoon tea with Drake, then there’s certainly an upside. Look ahead to read Michaela’s standout quotes about fame, representation, her writing process, and giving up social media.