First-look at Lena Waithe as a 'Love & Hip-Hop'-like reality star in 'Dear White People' Season 2

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December 7th 2017

Looks like the students in Dear White People will have another show-within-a-show to watch on weeknights this year, and its starring Lena Waithe!

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Entertainment Weekly broke the news and first look at the Emmy-winner is joining the Netflix hit for its Season 2.

They report that Waithe "will recur in season 2 as P Ninny, a braggadocious MC who stars on a ridiculous Love & Hip Hop-like reality series called Trap-House Tricks."

“It’s Lena if Lena was a hot mess. It’s proto-Lena,” says DWP creator Justin Simien.

If you remember correctly, Waithe was a producer for the original film.

“I’ve never played anyone like this character. What’s so funny about her is that she’s not aware of how she’s coming off to the world. But, she’s a lot of fun. I just got be like really silly and crazy, and say crazy stuff, because that’s what happens in that world," said Waithe.

Her character will go "on a journey of self-discovery that mirrors the main characters’ lives and, in typical Dear White People style, offers up some social commentary."

“It’s (us) having fun and making our own commentary on the state of black people in television and in culture and how that affects people, particularly our protagonists,” Simien said.

Simien also dished on the upcoming season, which sees Sam White (Logan Browning) "picking up the pieces of her shattered public persona."

“Who she is is very much under attack and there’s a faction on campus that sees a weak spot and really goes after her after her protest turned to chaos,” says Simien, who points out the identitiy of that "faction" will be a mystery for the season.

Read the full first-look at EW.

 

by Shadow and Act on December 7th 2017
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