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Yvonne Orji on ‘Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams’

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

The Ringer

Society & Culture

4.83.5K Ratings

🗓️ 16 September 2023

⏱️ 80 minutes

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Larry is joined by actress, comedienne, and author Yvonne Orji to talk about her memoir ‘Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me into the Life of My Dreams’ which was recently released on paperback. They begin their conversation by reminiscing about their time together developing the hit HBO series ‘Insecure’, shining a light on the art of collaboration, and examining the importance of developing a servant’s mentality when betting on yourself and your career. Next, Yvonne shares her experiences auditioning for the role of Molly on ‘Insecure’, managing her devout Christian faith in the chaotic world of show business, and the inspiration that drove her to write her book (19:09). After the break, Larry and Yvonne dive into what it was like growing up as a Nigerian-born immigrant, the support she received from her father, and the challenges she faced after ‘Insecure’ had stopped production (43:31). They end the pod with Yvonne’s best advice from the book and some life lessons from Larry on making distinctions rather than definitions when applying creativity to your craft (55:17). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Yvonne Orji Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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