The Lovebirds’ Kumail Nanjiani And Issa Rae Explain Why Addressing Race Is Important In Netflix Rom-Com

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Lovebirds’ Kumail Nanjiani And Issa Rae Explain Why Addressing Race Is Important In Netflix Rom-Com

In the occasion of The Lovebirds, Issa Rae’s Leilani and Kumail Nanjiani’s Jibran witness a homicide and are later framed for the crime. The couple flee the scene scared the police won’t imagine their story, partially because of their race. When the couple was initially given the script, it wasn’t catered to their particular identities and the leads felt it wanted to be addressed within the movie to ensure that it to really feel genuine to their characters. Nanjiani elaborated with this:

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