‘Sex Lives of College Girls’: Reneé Rapp feared homophobia

Warning: This story comprises spoilers for Season 2 of “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”

“The Sex Lives of College Girls” star Reneé Rapp has opened up concerning the nervousness she skilled when the primary season of the hit sequence debuted on HBO Max.

The 22-year-old actor revealed Tuesday in an interview with Folks journal that she was “really afraid for the show to come out” in 2021 as a result of she “felt very judged” on the time.

Within the young-adult dramedy, Rapp performs Leighton Murray, a complicated member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on the fictional Essex College who begins to overtly date girls for the primary time in Season 2 after popping out as homosexual to her roommates.

“When the first season came out, I had different people in my life,” Rapp advised Folks. “I didn’t feel comfortable.”

Rapp, who beforehand starred in “Mean Girls” on Broadway, added that she “luckily” has a greater assist system now and was “actually very excited” for the premiere of Season 2, which started streaming final month.

“I felt much more comfortable to not be terrified to hear something either homophobic or slut-shaming or things like that,” she advised Folks.

Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, “The Sex Lives of College Girls” stars Rapp, Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur and Alyah Chanelle Scott as roommates juggling college, friendship, work and romance throughout their freshman yr at Essex. The second season sees Leighton start to embrace her sexuality, which Rapp in comparison with her personal experiences as a bisexual girl.

“I don’t think I ever really dealt with those emotions as outwardly as Leighton did,” she advised Folks. “I kind of … just let s— go, in a bad way.”

By the top of the present’s sophomore season, Leighton decides to depart Kappa and spend extra time at Essex’s Ladies‘s Center, where she met her first college girlfriend and feels more at home. As for what to expect in Season 3, Rapp said she wants Leighton to “find someone who is really, really, really good for her” and “become best, best, best friends” with Scott’s Whitney.