Seth Rogen is a massive fan of Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, just like all of us

Seth Rogen is a big fan of I May Destroy You, obviously (Picture: Getty/BBC)

Seth Rogen is just like us – he’s a massive fan of Michaela Coel and I May Destroy You too.

Coel’s blistering, singular comedy-drama is a heavy and necessary discussion and dissection over consent and assault in the modern-day.

In the comedy-drama, Coel takes on the role of Arabella, a writer who is struggling to finish her second novel when she gets sexually assaulted on a night out.

Also starring Papaa Essiedu and Weruche Opia, I May Destroy You explores the issues around consent and through the character of Kwame (Essiedu) examines gay hook-up culture on apps such as Grindr.

Airing on HBO in the US, Superbad star Seth tweeted out in support of the show.

‘I recommend watching I May Destroy You,’ he wrote. ‘Because holy sh*t, it’s good.’

Afforded a rapturous reception by critics and fans alike, the drama is rightly being hailed as a must-watch, singular vision from a writer and performer at the peak of her powers.

But Coel says that the show’s depictions of explicit sex and drug use – as well as heady discussions and dissection of sexual assault and its aftermath – wasn’t censored in any way by the BBC.

Speaking to Radio Times, the star explained that even her friends questioned her on I May Destroy You’s difficult topics, and whether being co-produced with the BBC meant certain restrictions were in place.

‘Honestly, friends are like: “Oh, God, was it hard doing it with the BBC?”‘ she explained.

‘I’m like: “Guys, they let me [do anything]”. You know those things you put your toddler in – some sort of harness? The BBC took it off.’

Coel also recently opened up about how her own experiences of racism have affected her writing and outlook as a performer.

I May Destroy You is available to stream now via BBC iPlayer. New episodes drop Monday.

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