Jameela Jamil and Dashaun Wesley tackle 'Legendary' controversy: 'All I ever wished was to ensure that this present obtained made'

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Law Roach, Megan Thee Stallion, Jameela Jamil and Leiomy Maldonado choose contestants on the brand new ballroom competitors sequence, Legendary. (Photo: Zach Dilgard/HBO Max)

mistakenly identified The Good Place star as both a judge and the MC of Legendary. That inspired a wave of online backlash questioning her presence on the show. Jamil eventually responded to it on Twitter with a widely-read post where she revealed herself as queer.” data-reactid=”39″>Jamil had different causes for feeling out of types on her first day. “It was also when the controversy was going down around me. The controversy kicked off on Day 1 of the show, so I was on that stage feeling so scared and so self-conscious and drunk.” The controversy she’s referring to flared up when a press launch from HBO Max’s father or mother firm, WarnerMedia, mistakenly recognized The Good Place star as each a choose and the MC of Legendary. That impressed a wave of on-line backlash questioning her presence on the present. Jamil ultimately responded to it on Twitter with a widely-read put up the place she revealed herself as queer.

“I freaked out when it all happened,” Jamil says now, including that she almost give up the sequence. “I did this to try and help the show — I didn’t want to hurt the show. I didn’t want to give the show any kind of bad stigma. I said to the producers, ‘Maybe just don’t have me involved.’” But Wesley wasn’t about to let her stroll away. “You are not going anywhere, baby,” he remembers telling her over the cellphone. That was the arrogance enhance that Jamil wanted. “They told me they were bringing me into their family,” she says. “That was what stopped me… All I ever wanted was to make sure that this show got made. At the end of the day, we all have each other’s backs.”

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