Remember the season one finale of Insecure when Lawrence and Tasha’s ramifying performance sent Black Twitter into a frenzy? For those interested in watching Donald Glover’s new series, Swarm, there’s one surprising scene starring Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris set to have a similar reaction.
When filming her first sex scene, the Praise This star told Deadline, “I first read the script, I was like, ‘Oh, this is insane, this is incredible,’ and I cried, and then I realized, you gotta do that sex scene, girl.”
The 24-year-old was admittedly afraid, despite her online persona as a sultry siren. “As open and liberal as I am about my body, I was very scared because I haven’t had that many partners,” Bailey explained. “I’m not like that—like that sexual and open. Damson made it really comfortable; you know, there were limited people on set. It was a closed set.”
The Grown-ish alum added that the Snowfall star kept her laughing in between takes. “We literally had a bouncy ball in between us, and you know, we were making a joke out of it, so it took all of the nervousness away from that. I have to give a lot of kudos to him as a man for making me, as a woman, feel comfortable literally being raw and naked,” she continued.
Bailey and Idris star alongside Dominique Fishback in the new thrilling series that goes to a sunken place almost immediately. The trailer (below) alludes to the show being about the BeyHive, to which series co-creator and showrunner, Janine Nabers, revealed to VIBE exclusively, “I think it’s safe to say that this is not a work of fiction. It’s based on real events and real people. So that’s 100% correct. I think in terms of the similarities in which you see, that’s your own perspective, that’s subjective to your experience. So if you’re projecting a particular person or entity or icon onto anything with this show, then that is purposeful.”
Swarm debuts on Prime Video this Friday (March 17).