Lena Waithe Talks ‘Ready Player One’ and Reveals She Wants to Make a Mary Tyler Moore Biopic

Hollywood is having a Lena Waithe moment.As an actress, she made her big screen debut this weekend with Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, where she plays Aech, a loyal best friend to Wade Watts/ Parzival (Tye Sheridan) in the virtual universe the Oasis.

The film’s opening comes on the heels of a buzzed-about Vanity Fair cover and her Showtime series The Chi concluding its first season.Acting in a blockbuster movie is something of a departure for Waithe, who is known for more intimate styles of storytelling and won an Emmy last year for writing on Netflix’s Masters of None.

And while she says she doesn’t have ambitions to be…

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