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Keke Palmer is the poster child for shooting your shot and scoring big time. The Emmy-winning actress nabbed her upcoming guest role on Insecure‘s fifth and final season by tweeting at cocreator Issa Rae last year, and if that’s not manifestation at its finest, we’re not sure what is. Here’s a play-by-play of what went down: back in September 2020, just a few months after Insecure‘s fourth season finished airing, Palmer fired off the below tweet to Rae pitching a part for herself to play in the HBO show’s next installment. (For context on the butt-whooping she’s referring to, the fourth season ends with Condola revealing she’s pregnant with Lawrence’s child, just as he and Issa start rekindling things.)
Hey @IssaRae there’s been a mix up. I posted about my excitement for season 5 of Insecure and now everyone thinks I’m gonna be on it. We can’t let them down, put me in to beat Condola’s ass real quick.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) September 18, 2020
Palmer also shared a screenshot of the message on Instagram at the time to make her case even stronger, writing, “I just turned 27 @issarae, I’m starting to appear as an adult now. I’m ready!” The dedication and hustle are truly unmatched.
Fast forward to this week, and it looks like Rae caught wind of Palmer’s proposal and took her up on the offer. In the official trailer for Insecure season five, which arrived on Wednesday, we catch a split-second glimpse at Palmer standing next to Condola, who’s cradling a baby. Wearing a polka-dot dress, Palmer has her arms crossed and is looking rather indignant at someone out of the frame, which insinuates she’s on Condola’s side in some sort of argument. Fast forward to the 1:48 time stamp below to see what we’re talking about.
To celebrate the trailer’s release and her casting in the series, Palmer reposted a screenshot of her year-old tweet on Instagram, captioning the post, “Careful what you wish for 🥴 Lololololol…. Genuinely so thankful to @issarae! I always shoot my work shots(cause I loves to werk 😅), what’s the worst that can happen? Present your skill, you never know how it can be of service. 🙏🏾” Rae commented, “So this the frame right before you beat her ass, right?” Hah! Guess we’ll have to wait until Insecure‘s Oct. 24 premiere to see if Palmer’s character winds up throwing down with Condola after all.