Sam Jay is a comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer. Recently, however, she made her debut in a major movie as a comedian. You People.
You People Follow the story of Ezra, Jonah Hill and Amira (Lauren London), young interracial couples who “reckon for modern love” as their relationships with one another as well as their families.
Jay plays Ezra’s friend Mo, who adds humor to the already hilarious story. Jay said she was attracted by the script’s humor and her connection to her character.
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Sonia Baghdady tells her that “some of this stuff is really similar to things I’ve done or things that I’ve thought.” Get involved now. “And the characters just seemed like me already in many ways. So I thought, “I think I can do this.” It doesn’t seem too far from me. It just spoke to my heart.”
The film explores generational differences and societal expectations. It forces its characters to have difficult, but necessary conversations. Jay said that she was trying to be funny, but she also wanted those messages to shine through.