Lena Waithe is helping those in need.
While appearing on Monday’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” the writer/producer/actress confirmed she is paying bills on Instagram as part of a new initiative in conjunction with her company, Hillman Grad Productions.
“When the cameras leave and when the dust settles, Hillman Helps will still be here,” the creator of “The Chi” told host James Corden. “I’m a big believer in community. I’m a big believer in tribe.”
In fact, the 36-year-old revealed she has taken nearly $50,000 out of her own bank account to support deserving individuals.
“We’ve literally just been going through the Instagram and people asking us for certain amounts and they’re not asking for a lot,” Waithe explained. “It really has been a humbling and inspiring experience for me to talk to these people and to communicate with them. We’ve been able to help some folks out and it’s been a beautiful thing.”
The Emmy winner added, “We are a believer in the revolution and we stand by those that are on the front lines, and the best way that you can stand by them is to help them pay their bills.”
In addition to “The Chi,” whose third season premiered over the weekend on Showtime, Waithe also created BET’s “Twenties,” a single-camera comedy about a queer black woman in her 20s and her two straight best friends.
Watch Waithe’s interview with Corden, below: