WATCH: Lena Waithe Picks Up her Vanity Fair Cover Issue with Levi Maestro

Writer-actor-producer Lena Waithe’s star power is on the rise with her recent current hit Showtime series The Chi, her recent Emmy win, her current role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and her upcoming TBS pilot Twenties.  To add to her list of ground breaking accomplishments, Waithe is on the cover of the April 2018 issue of Vanity Fair, and she shared her experience picking up her first copy of the issue with Levi Maestro for an episode of Maestro Knows.

In this heartfelt episode Waithe and Maestro discuss the importance of creatives staying true to themselves, Waithe’s role in Ready Player One, what it feels like to be a Vanity Fair cover girl, and more.

“Here’s to us.  Here’s to those that don’t follow the leader.  Here’s to those who had to come out to themselves.  Here’s to those who are closer to their friends than their family.  Every good thing that happens to me isn’t just about me.  This is for the culture because we are the culture.  Here’s to us.” – Lena Waithe

Check out the episode above, and be sure to pick up a copy of the April 2018 issue of Vanity Fair, and go check out Ready Player One in theaters everywhere!

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