Issa Rae Is "Extremely Happy" About Her Marriage And Career Right Now, And She Wants To Do More Before Thinking About Kids

    "I want to do as much as I can while I still can."

    Two months after marrying her longtime partner and on the precipice of Insecure's final season premiere, Issa Rae is already in the midst of developing a new HBO Max series and running a media production company that she founded last year.

    Issa smiling at an event in a shimmering outfit and drop earrings

    So, when the subject of starting a family with husband Louis Diame came up, Issa said she isn't considering it much at the moment, since having children can "slow you down" professionally.

    The acclaimed actor, writer, and producer has described herself as a "workaholic" several times before. And while she said devoting time to personal projects and relationships is important to her in SELF magazine's latest cover story, the star also explained that she doesn't intend to be less busy any time soon.

    Issa on the 2021 Emmys red carpet in a see-through floor-length gown with spaghetti straps

    In addition to talking about the pressure she feels to continue creating right now, Issa shared her current thoughts on becoming a parent during the interview.

    "I like my life, I like this selfishness, and I know that I have a window," she said. "I've always felt that way, that women, Black women especially — unless you're Viola Davis or Angela Bassett — you have a window when people are going to want to continue to see you and see what you can do."

    "I want to do as much as I can while I still can," Issa continued. "I know it's not the proper mentality to think that kids will slow you down, but I do feel that way."

    Issa at the 2021 BET Awards in a light-colored suit dress and carrying a metallic clutch

    Issa admitted that carving out time to routinely catch up with friends and loved ones is sometimes challenging because of her schedule — which obviously makes so much sense — but the celeb said she's "extremely happy" in her marriage to Louis.

    Issa and Louis smiling as they pose for a photo at a red carpet event

    So, parenting plans or not, it sounds like Issa is enjoying being a newlywed and is, in general, living life to the absolute fullest. You can check out her full interview with SELF here.