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Art Imitates Life: Issa Rae Reveals She Almost Became A Lyft Driver

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Aug. 13 2018, Published 1:27 p.m. ET

Issa Rae's critically-acclaimed show Insecure came back for a third season last night on HBO. Her character (of the same name) became a Lyft driver on the premiere as a means to pick up some extra income. Turns out that job is something she almost did in her real life.

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Issa's character takes the Lyft gig as a secondary income after she gets demoted from her full-time job at a peer empowerment organization called We Got Y'All.

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She finds herself still sleeping on the couch of her friend Daniel (Y'Lan Noel) after moving out of her old apartment. Their complicated relationship with one another was a major focal point over the past two seasons which continued into last night's episode.

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Issa spoke with Page Six about the third season of Insecure recently, where she revealed all about how she almost became a Lyft driver in real life.

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The 33-year-old told them that she rented a car to drive to Malibu when she was writing one of the episodes of Insecure. She ended up filling the vehicle with a full tank of gas.

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She did not want to return the car on a full tank of gas so she thought about becoming a Lyft driver. That did not work out for her, however, due to traffic violations.

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It's not a bad career to have, as fellow actor Barkhab Abdi was a limo driver before getting his big break in the film Captain Phillips. That role earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor and now he's become a big star because of it.

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What are your thoughts on Issa's Lyft driver dreams? Sound off in the comments. 

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