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How Issa Rae Found Out About Her Emmy Nomination

How Issa Rae Found Out About Her Emmy Nomination

Former YouTube star turned Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae has become one of Hollywood’s It girls!

On Thursday night, “Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Rae at Samsung’s Block Party for the new Galaxy Note 9, where she opened up on finding out about her nomination as Lead Actress for her role in HBO's "Insecure."

Issa said, “I found out while I was working on the set of ‘Little’... We were in a scene... and [producer] Will Packer came out and announced on set.”

“I was excited, and then I immediately got embarrassed, 'cause he did it in front of all these people." Returning for the third season of “Insecure,” Issa says she still pinches herself about her success! “All the time, I really do, I know you don't believe me, but I really really do.“

Revealing the advice she'd give to her younger self, the 33-year-old said, “Just stop comparing yourself to others. Stop comparing your journey to others, 'cause your time is coming.“

“Insecure” returns to HBO on August 12.