Remember the name Lewaa Nasserdeen: if he’s not running Hollywood in ten years, I’ll tear up my lunch therapy license! I met Lewaa when we were both staff writers on ABC’s The Real O’Neals and since then he’s been a writer/co-producer on Netflix’s Daredevil, starred in his own pilot, acted on NCIS: New Orleans, and gotten an overall deal at Skydance TV (where’s he developing all kinds of original content). In today’s session, we talk about growing up Lebanese in Alberta, Canada, where his mother — a professional pastry chef — showed love through food and the ripple effects that had for Lewaa later in life. We get into body image, developing a sense of humor as a defense mechanism, the first time he brought a boyfriend to his mother’s house for dinner, and why he wouldn’t dare try to recreate his mother’s food in his own kitchen.
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