If you're watching Aziz Ansari's Master of None, you already know it's the latest must-binge Netflix series.
You're also probably becoming low-key obsessed with Lena Waithe's character, Denise. 😍
And how could you not? Doing much more than simply filling the "best friend" role, Waithe (as Denise) flawlessly steals scenes with her insightful wisdom and subtle one-liners.
A queer woman of color playing a queer woman of color? Yes, please. 🙏
Denise says the things we wish we could say.
Even when they're frustrating to talk about.
She's the light and the way, clearly.
The 31-year-old actor recently said that portraying the role of Denise felt like playing "a heightened version" of herself.
And who exactly is Waithe? She's a writer, producer, and master suit-wearer. 🙏
This triple threat is currently working on a Showtime pilot starring Common. What have you been doing with your life?
She's even in powerhouse director Ava DuVernay's short film, Say Yes.
Waithe also wrote and produced the web series Twenties, which you can catch on YouTube.
Her squad is as fly as you imagine it would be, buns included:
And her mom is the sweetest critic.
Her hat game, on and off-screen, is something to be seriously desired.
~ a moment of silence for hat appreciation ~
But naturally, she's stunning without one, too.