You’ll know it when you see it.
Lena Waithe is about to blow up. (Not literally.)
Playing one of the best characters in Spielberg’s new blockbuster Ready Player One, Waithe is also at the centre for what is undoubtedly the movie’s best scene… which we’re not going to spoil for you… but trust us when we tell you it is absolutely brilliant.
Of course, Waithe should be used to scene-stealing by now, having also written and been the centre of what is probably Master Of None’s best episode, in which she plays a lesbian teenager and we’re shown the difficult relationship she has with coming out to her mother.
Off the back of this episode, Waithe went on to become the first black woman to win an Emmy for writing comedy, and we fully expect her landmark career to continue on just as strongly.
We had the opportunity to sit down with her in the lead-up to the release of Ready Player One, and talk about her Spielberg memories, working with an almost entirely make-believe set, and lots more.
Check out the full interview below:
Ready Player One arrives in Irish cinemas with special advance screenings from Wednesday 28 March, and goes on general release from Friday 30 March, and can we just suggest you go see it on the biggest screen you can, because the set-pieces in this movie are IMMENSE.
We also had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke about taking the leads, Simon Pegg about his part in the movie, which you can check out right here as well as the book’s author and the movie’s co-screenwriter Ernest Cline, which you can check out right here.
In case you missed it, here is the trailer for the movie:
Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures