Actress Samira Wiley revealed that she was by accident outed by an Orange is the New Black (OITNB) solid member when she first joined the sequence.
Wiley, who performed the lesbian character Poussey Washington on the Netflix present, was on WNYC’s Nancy podcast on Monday when she revealed how her unintentional outing led her to tears.
“From the start, I used to be taking part in a homosexual character, I at all times considered her in that method… [but] first season, I wasn’t out in any respect,” she mentioned, per Pink Information. “However somebody from the solid really, was doing an interview and speaking about out homosexual actors within the solid. They talked about my title and I noticed it in print, and I cried. I cried lots.”
Wiley, who’s a lesbian in actual life, obtained married to OITNB author Lauren Morelli in 2017.
The Handmaid’s Story star didn’t reveal which considered one of her former castmates revealed the information and which publication initially ran the story, however mentioned her taking part in Washington helped her love herself.
“I attempted to get it taken down. Look, I had a journey, I used to be not at all times an excellent open-hearted homosexual gay-mo!” mentioned Wiley. “I wasn’t out at first, however I feel falling in love with [the character of] Poussey helped me fall in love with myself as properly.”