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Vulture
35 mins | May 13, 2020

Michaela the Destroyer

How Michaela Coel made the most sublimely unsettling show of 2020. "I May Destroy You", a powerful account of a woman dealing with the aftermath of having been sexually assaulted when having her drink spiked on a night out, and based on Coel's own experience, took the world by storm when it premiered in the Summer. She produced, wrote, directed and starred in it, to universal critical acclaim. In this interview with Vulture's E. Alex Jung, we find out more about Coel's inspiring journey. "Coel recalls one clarifying moment when she spoke with a senior-level development executive at Netflix and asked if she could retain at least 5 percent of her rights. 'There was just silence on the phone,' she says. 'And she said, ‘It’s not how we do things here. Nobody does that, it’s not a big deal.’ I said, ‘If it’s not a big deal, then I’d really like to have 5 percent of my rights.’' Silence. She bargained down to 2 percent, one percent, and finally 0.5 percent. The woman said she’d have to run it up the chain. Then she paused and said, 'Michaela? I just want you to know I’m really proud of you. You’re doing the right thing.' And she hung up."

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