Amanda Seales was featured on cult fashion site Coveteur today and she’s talking about her character Tiffany on HBO’s Insecure, starting off in New York City and staying confident given the pressures of her industry.
You may know Amanda Seales as Tiffany, the fancy publicist on Issa Rae’s Insecure, but there’s definitely more behind that character. The comedian started off her career in New York City, about which she mentioned being “broke” and trying to make it in the big city of dreams.
When asked in her interview what she learned during that experience, Seales explains that she had “varied experiences that have helped to shape me into the artist now” and that a lot of those experiences “came from seeking out different possibilities and opportunities.” Completely the opposite of her character on Insecure, who Amanda says comes off as a “stank b***h.”
Not only did Amanda give Coveteur the scoop on her struggles, she also talked about being a female comedian, the challenges of sexism and how to stay confident. Seales explains that “you have to have a certain level of self-assuredness that can sometimes come off as macho, because honestly guys' level of self-assuredness is so extra.” It’s obvious that Amanda is excelling and “man-handling” her male peers alongside co-star Issa Rae.
So, what’s up next for Seales? Amanda says she wants to be part of the fashion world! “I have always been a fan of fashion and to be able to be a part of [that] world and the creativity of it is important to me. And I want to create more space — as always — for the black girls.”
Well, we can’t wait to see what Amanda does next, whether it’s fashion or progressing in her character as Tiffany. Lucky for us, Seales says there will be a season three of Insecure, so we'll be keeping an eye out on her sass and fashions there!
(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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