Poussey Strikes A Pose For BELLO Magazine
If you been overdosing on the second season of Orange Is The New Black like thousands of fans around the world, then you probably already know that season two features sides of the characters we’re not used to seeing, especially fan favorite “Poussey” (Accent a droite b**ch!) played by actress Samira Wiley.
Although we’re used to seeing Poussey getting her geek on in the library or exchanging clever commentary with fellow character Taystee, actress Samira Wiley is extra sexy on the cover of BELLO magazine.
She revealed to Bello Blog about what it’s like working with her OITNB castmates:
“Orange is so much like a family. I had known some of the girls prior to us getting cast (including close friend Danielle Brooks, who plays scene-stealer Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson), but it’s funny how much we all hang out with each other off set now and how much we are all up in each other’s lives.”
She admits that working on set doesn’t actually feel like work at all since the cast has so much fun. But she does admit that filming for OITNB has revealed a whole lot of gray when it comes to how she views women in the prison system:
“Sometimes, we can think of people in prison as other or separate from us and like we don’t know anyone like them, but Poussey, and the show in general, have helped me – and hopefully a lot of people – see that these women are human beings who’ve just made mistakes like everyone else.”
Prior to OITNB, Wiley had small roles in CBS’s Unforgettable and Person of Interest, but reveals she had complete faith in the writers behind a show that seem to become a cult phenomenon literally overnight:
“The one thing that I did know from the beginning was that the show would be under the control of a woman who already had an amazing history in television.”
Wiley may have faith among other feelings for one writer in particular. Rumor has it that she’s dating writer Lauren Morelli who came out as gay and divorced her husband shortly after the show started filming.
It’s obvious “Poussey” is beautiful in more ways than one. Check out a few shots from her spread and her rumored boo, Lauren: