In many ways, Arabella’s story… is very similar to mine, but there are differences that I’ve intentionally kept so there’s always a distinction between myself and Arabella. But yes, I was writing all night in the production office that I was making a TV show for, and went on a break to meet my friend in a bar. And I had a drink, [I blacked out], and then I was back at work typing and finishing the [Chewing Gum] episode that was due and didn’t quite realize my phone was smashed… — Michaela Coel
Wednesday, August 12.
10 am on the West Coast; 1 pm East Coast; 6 pm London; 7 pm Paris.
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, from top: Michaela Coel; Paapa Essiedu and Coel; I May Destroy You poster courtesy and © HBO; Weruche Opia (right) and Coel: Coel (2). Images courtesy and © the BBC, HBO, and Michaela Coel.