She looked like she wanted nothing to do with Lisa Rinna and her daughters Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin in a photo of her staring into the distance during New York Fashion Week.
But Issa Rae said the hilarious viral photo was misunderstood during her Thursday appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
The 35-year-old Uncertain Star said that Lisa “rubbed my shoulders a lot, so I wanted more shoulder room.”
Space issues: Issa Rae said on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday that the viral photo of her alongside Lisa Rinna and her daughters at NYFW was the result of wanting more shoulder room
The image in question was made on Tuesday at the Vera Wang show in New York.
Issa looked effortlessly elegant in a low-cut black suit as she sat in the front row beside Lisa and her daughters.
While the family also set up their best pouts for the photographer, Issa looked like she wanted nothing to do with them as she stared to the side.
“What went through your mind right now?” Were you miserable? Did you try to stay away? “Andy asked during the Issa Frank segment of the episode.
According to her, she tried to give the reality star some space while she took her photo.
Keep your distance: Issa looked like she wanted nothing to do with Lisa and her daughters Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle Hamlin at the Vera Wang show in New York on Tuesday
Back in black: she effortlessly looked elegant in a low-cut black suit, sitting in the front row beside Lisa and her daughters; photo Tuesday
Inner scoop: ‘What was going through your head right now? Were you miserable? Did you try to stay away? “Andy Cohen asked during the Issa Frank segment of the episode
Out of the way: “The photographer didn’t try to take a picture of me, so I just moved,” she explained
“The photographer was not trying to take a picture of me, so I just moved,” she explained.
Yet she hinted that there was perhaps some tension between the two actresses by suggesting that Lisa was a bit wider.
‘She also rubbed my shoulders a lot, so I wanted more shoulder room and that was it! Period, “she said.
The comic star also gave her candid views on a number of topics, including the South Korean black comedy Parasite’s impressive Best Picture victory on Sunday during the ceremony of the Academy Awards.
“I’m so happy they swept. It’s just too late, “she said.
Zone without touching: nevertheless she hinted that there might be some tension between the two actresses by suggesting that Lisa was a bit more spacious
No contact: ‘She also rubbed my shoulders a lot, so I wanted more shoulder room and that was it! Period, “she said
After Andy asked her if she thought the prize “heralded a new era of diversity,” she was more cautious.
“I hope so, but we say that every year,” she replied.
The Lovebirds star previously made her dissatisfaction about the lack of diversity in Oscar categories clear when she announced the best director nominations with John Cho.
After reading the fully male nominees, including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips and the final winner Bong Joon Ho, she added the shady line: “Congratulations to those men.”
Keep it real: Andy also asked if the best photo of Parasite at the Oscars would ‘herald a new era of diversity’. “I hope so, but we say that every year,” she replied
Burn: She dropped some shadow when announcing the best Oscar nominated director with the shady line: “Congratulations to those men”
Issa was accompanied by Uncut Gems’ Lakeith Stanfield in the talk show.
The two stars together in the romance The Photograph, which was released nationwide on Friday.
He plays a journalist who falls in love with Issa’s character after being instructed to write a story about her estranged deceased mother, a respected photographer.
Co-stars: Issa was accompanied by Lake Cut Stanfield from Uncut Gems. He plays with her in the romance The Photograph, which was released on Friday