Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson is known professionally as Michaela Coel, she is a British actress, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, songwriter, poet, and playwright.
In the HBO series 'I May Destroy You,' Michaela Coel plays Arabella, a writer in London who goes to a bar and is drugged and sexually assaulted. She then has to piece together what happened to her. The series, which Coel wrote, directed and stars in, explores issues of sexuality and consent. She talks about how she drew on personal experience. John Powers reviews Zadie Smith's new collection of essays, 'Intimations,' written during the pandemic and completed after George Floyd's murder.
Sam revisits his 2019 conversation with actress and writer Michaela Coel, who is the star and creator of the new critically acclaimed show, I May Destroy You. Before that show, Coel made waves in the hit British sitcom Chewing Gum. Her work as the creator, writer, and lead actress on the show earned her a BAFTA. She tells Sam about the emotional transparency that comes from shaving her head and how she once embraced the Pentecostal faith. They also bond over their feelings about Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
In this episode Ru and Michelle are joined by Michaela Coel. They discuss dancing, the music industry, Chewing Gum Dreams, and more.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Talkspace, and Ziprecruiter.
Adam talks to Michaela Coel, writer and star of BAFTA winning TV sitcom 'Chewing Gum', about bodily functions, finding and misplacing God, and sex clubs, (amongst other things) with frequently coarse and explicit language!!! Thanks to Seamus Murphy-Mitchell for production support Music and jingles by Adam Buxton  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Oct 1st, 1987
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 960796