Ayo Edebiri: Jeremy Allen White is 'family'

Ayo Edebiri thinks of her 'The Beat' co-star Jeremy Allen White as "family".

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Ayo Edebiri is close to Jeremy Allen White
Ayo Edebiri is close to Jeremy Allen White

Ayo Edebiri thinks of Jeremy Allen White as "family".

The 28-year-old actress has grown close to her co-star while filming 'The Bear' and she feels "blessed" that they've had one another for support as the success of the show has increased.

She told Sunday Times Style magazine: “Jeremy is one of the most grounded, hard-working people I know.

“I would describe my friendship and relationship with him as just a lot of trust and a lot of gratitude. We shot this show without any expectation, and to be on this journey with him, with everybody, it really does feel like a blessing and so I call him family.

"I call the whole cast and crew family because it really feels like a family endeavour.”

Ayo loved celebrating with those involved with the show after the Golden Globe Awards - for which she and Jeremy won Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as the programme scooping Best Musical or Comedy Series - in a "glorified party bus".

She said: “It was really cute because it was our first moment to come down from everything and just be together, without being photographed or interviewed.

“Then we went to a party, we ate, we vibed a little.”

But the 'Bottoms' actress couldn't help but feel star struck around the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

She said: “It was hard not to spin my head and be star struck."

But one of Ayo's outstanding memories of the night was a conversation she had with French director Justine Triet.

She recalled: "I told her in hideously broken French that I loved her film 'Anatomy of a Fall', and she fully responded in English and was like ‘Thank you very much.’ She was basically like, you and I will not have a conversation in French … and she was correct. I thought it was really hilarious.”

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