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Emmys 2021: Michaela Coel dedicates win to all survivors of sexual assault

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Emmys 2021: Michaela Coel dedicates win to all survivors of sexual assault

British actor Michaela Coel spoke directly to writers while accepting the 2021 Emmy for Best Writing for the BBC/HBO limited series I May Destroy You, telling anyone considering writing a screenplay to concentrate on what “scares” you.

Coel dedicated her 48-second speech to all survivors of sexual assault, with her critically-acclaimed aforementioned series centering on a victim of this crime trying to grapple with its enormity.

The actor and writer advised anyone thinking about attempting to write a screenplay to “Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that isn’t comfortable.”

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