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Jay Ellis Credits The Fans For Getting Lawrence Back On ‘Insecure’

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Lawrence Hive rejoiced when Jay Ellis made his return as Issa’s ex on HBO’s Insecure. He made his entrance as Issa’s new love interest, Nathan, made a faux exit, which gave the show an unexpected plot twist. Nevertheless, we were all happy to see the boyfriend we hate to love return for season three.

During a sitdown on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellis said fans #TeamLawrence would not rest until he was back on the show.

“There was this petition on this site called Care2,” he said about the fans efforts to bring him back. “There were people protesting at screenings in New York and LA. Friends of mine would send me clips and it was like ‘No Lawrence, No Peace!’”

He also spoke up his role in the upcoming flick, Top Gun: Maverick where he will be starring alongside Tom Cruise.

“It’s amazing, man,” he said about shooting the film, which is in the early stages. “He has this ability to look you in the eye and make you feel like you’re the prettiest girl in the room like no one else exists. It doesn’t matter how boring you are. It doesn’t matter what you talk about. It’s just him and you. It’s the most amazing thing.”

Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters next summer on July 12, 2019.

Take a look at his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance below where he talks Insecure, where his name comes from and more.