‘I’ve had moments of getting teary’: Michaela Coel details her ‘cute’ socially-distanced greetings with fans as she debuts her bleached eyebrows for Vanity Fair Hollywood shoot
Michaela Coel detailed how her run-ins with fans have changed during the coronavirus pandemic as she featured in the 27th annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.
The I May Destroy You creator, 33, explained how she becomes ‘teary’ at times over wanting to ‘hug’ her supporters, but often ends up embracing the strangers with ‘cute’ socially-distanced greetings.
In an accompanying shoot, the screenwriter debuted her bleached eyebrows while posing on a floating book, before holding up a paint palette in a radiant outfit.
‘It’s quite cute’: Michaela Coel detailed how her run-ins with her supporters have changed during the pandemic as she featured in the 27th annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair
On her encounters, the actress told the publication: ‘I’ve had moments of getting slightly teary with a stranger on the street and sort of wishing you could hug.
‘But you can’t hug. So we sort of just do this thing where we put our fingers where they almost touch. It’s quite cute.’
The director also reflected on spending the global crisis focusing on her well-being as she added: ‘I always feel the presence of other people.
‘We do this thing where we put our fingers where they almost touch’: The I May Destroy You star, 33, said she becomes ‘teary’ over wanting to ‘hug’ her fans (pictured second from left)
Talented: The screen star first rose to prominence for her E4 sitcom Chewing Gum in 2015, before releasing BBC One and HBO comedy-drama I May Destroy You last summer (pictured)
‘There was an article I read that said, ‘Put your hand on some area of your body and say, ”In all fairness, I acknowledge how hard it is. This is a moment of suffering.”’
The award-winning screen star joins the likes of Zendaya, Michael B. Jordan and Awkwafina for one of the magazine’s most diverse covers.
Artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari directed 10 photoshoots across four continents and used ‘modern techniques’ to minimise on-set personnel.
Michaela first rose to prominence for her E4 sitcom Chewing Gum in 2015, before releasing BBC One and HBO comedy-drama I May Destroy You last summer.
The 12-part series fearlessly dives into hard-hitting issues affecting the lives of young London-based writer Arabella (Michaela) and her close group of friends.
The main character comes to terms with a sexual assault after her drink was spiked at a nightclub – a storyline based on the harrowing real-life experience of Michaela, who also wrote, co-directed and executive produced the programme.
Michaela recently received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series after her work went unrecognised by the Golden Globes.
See the full feature in the Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair available via digital download and on newsstands Friday 26th February.
Impressive: Michaela recently received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series