Lena Waithe, is a star. A writer, creator, producer, and actor Waithe made history by becoming the first black woman to win the Emmy for best writing in a comedy for her writing with Aziz Ansari for the Netflix series “Master of None,” where she also co-stars as Denise.
She’s the creator, writer and producer of the Showtime series “The Chi,” a beautifully depicted series of everyday life in Chicago. Also, making history on her April Vanity Fair cover she seems unstoppable.
Thursday, Waithe makes her cinematic debut, from film icon Steven Spielberg in the sci-fi adventure “Ready Player One,” based on the novel by Ernest Cline.
Waithe explains how law attraction brought her to this moment. “I also believe in the law of attraction,” she says. “I think maybe because I was spending so much time studying him and just sort of being enamored by his art that, of course, I was lead to him in this way. And he’s really like one of my favorite people. We really bonded over the course of the film. And I just genuinely love him as a person. I think it goes beyond the whole working relationship.”
In “Ready Player One”, Waithe plays Aech, one of the avatar friends of the lead character of Parzival in the OASIS. Set in 2045, to break away from the dire world, the population is immersed in a virtual world called the OASIS.