Yvonne Orji


Sep 12, 2018 by Rik Bokelman

Yvonne Orji: My Christian Faith Helped To Face Rejection Early My Career

Yvonne Orji, the actress and christian who portrays Molly on HBO’s Insecure, recently shared how God pulled her out of a difficult time in her life. 

On the  Jesus & Jollof podcast, she shared how she struggled during her rise to fame, in times where she also struggled with rejection and financial setbacks. It all took a toll on her and she fell into a deep depression.

"I was literally looking depression in the face. I could have let it take me out but it was just like, 'God I've done everything as right as I could,'" she told about that period of life. "I'm even helping other people live out their dreams when I don't even have my dream yet. But I'm never going to be stingy, I'm always going to be a giver," she recalled.

Yvonne also didn't have any 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.”

In an interview with People Magazine she also shared how she wants to live as a celebrity. 

“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? It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make You proud.”

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