May 20, 2021

EP. 59 — Mae Martin

Comedian, writer, and actor Mae Martin joins Jameela this week to discuss recently coming out as non-binary, their childhood addiction to Bette Midler, the colonial history to gender norms, the ways they manage their struggles with addiction, and getting to act with Lisa Kudrow. Season 2 of Feel Good is out June 4th.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. I hope you’re well. I’m really excited because I’ve got a mate on the podcast today and I don’t have a lot of friends in this business because I find people in this business really scary and a bit off-putting sometimes, if I’m being honest, they probably also find me Off-putting. So I’m not saying that in a judgey way, but it’s just a bit and people are a bit intense and and we have different values and dreams. And so it’s very rare that I meet someone who actually really connect with who doesn’t want anything from me. I don’t want anything from them. We just they give me that feeling of having someone, you know, when you’re at 11 and it’s your first day of secondary school and you meet someone, you’re like, great, I can sit next to you at lunch. That’s the feeling that this person gave me from the very first time th

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