As Jay Ellis tells it, the interactions he has had with Insecure followers since enjoying Issa Rae’s on-off boyfriend (and eventual husband) Martin Lawrence Walker by means of 5 seasons of the HBO hit usually fall in two classes: The overwhelming majority will berate him for “what he did” to Issa (“that’s like 98%,” Ellis says), whereas the opposite 2% is “dudes like, ‘Ay, Lawrence Hive to demise, bro!’”
After which there’s what occurred to Ellis a 12 months in the past, when he was slapped by a random girl whereas in a present store.
Ellis revealed the incident in an early-2022 Twitter post, writing, “Good morning to everybody aside from the woman that slapped me within the face on the airport as a result of she acquired mad at Lawrence for one thing he did in season 3.”
In a brand new interview with Yahoo Leisure selling his upcoming romantic comedy Any person I Used to Know, Ellis lastly reveals the total story.
“I’m nonetheless processing it,” Ellis begins.
“I used to be within the airport and I used to be at this turnstile making an attempt to get some Advil out of it. There was this girl standing behind it, and if I turned it round, [I thought] a number of the stuff that was hanging on it was gonna hit her. So I mentioned, ‘Excuse me.’
“She turns round, her eyes go large, and he or she simply reached again and full open-hand — like Rick James — simply slapped me.”
The girl instantly apologized, and even provided to pay for the High Gun: Maverick actor’s stuff on the counter.
“She did the Macaulay Culkin,” Ellis says, referencing the famed House Alone second the place Kevin McAllister palms each cheeks and screams after feeling the burn of aftershave. “She mentioned I reminded her of her ex-boyfriend, Lawrence triggered her.
“I really feel sorry for that boyfriend. As a result of if she slapped me. If she slapped TV Lawrence, that poor boyfriend.”
Give Ellis credit score, although, for maintaining calm and never calling the cops.
“That’s what all people says,” Ellis laughs.
Any person I Used to Know premieres Feb. 10 on Prime Video.
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