Sarayu Blue (“I Feel Bad”)
Whether she was a supporting character on the CW’s short-lived “No Tomorrow” or one of the parents in Warner Bros.’ “Blockers,” Blue was a scene stealer. Audiences took notice, as did “I Feel Bad” executive producers Amy Poehler, Aseem Batra and Julie Anne Robinson, and Blue landed the lead in NBC’s new comedy.
When she started acting, Blue says it was “significant for an Indian-American just to squeeze one’s way onto the little screen,” but now she is getting the chance to play an Indian- American woman who is “human and fully realized [and] both culturally specific and relatable.”
While that kind of representation excites her, she acknowledges a desire to affect even more change with the platform being an actor gives her. “Some of the best ways I know how right now are advocacy, mentorship, and amplification,” Blue says, citing Michelle Obama’s words about reaching back once you’ve walked through a door of opportunity.
“There are a lot of brilliantly talented people out there who simply need a platform to shine. That’s something I certainly relate to, and I’ll be reaching my hand back, because there are so many stories that need to be told. There are so many stories that we all need to hear.”
Management: D2 Management