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‘Insecure’s Yvonne Orji Discusses How Her Christian Faith Helped Her Face Rejection Early in Her Career

Yvonne Orji, the actress who portrays Molly on HBO’s Insecure, recently shared how God pulled her out of a really difficult time in her life. On a podcast called Jesus & Jollof, she shared how she struggled during her rise to fame, especially when it came to rejection and financial hardships. 

She said she barely had enough money to go to church: “I said, ‘God, if you want me to volunteer at the church, I need gas money.’ And there was sometimes where I only had enough money to get to church or to get to the Bible study. I was like, ‘God, somebody is going to have to bless me with money to get back.’ … Somebody on Facebook would be like, ‘Hey, God put it on my heart to give you $200.”

Orji has been outspoken about her Christian faith, even revealing to People that she’s remaining abstinent until she gets married. 

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She also said, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent You while I’m here?” she shared. “It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make You proud.”

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