10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of “Orange Is The New Black” That Will Surprise You

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Danielle Brooks And Samira Wiley Have Been BFFs Since College

Taystee and Poussey have quite the tight, comical bond on the show, and the chemistry between Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley probably has a great deal to do with the fact that they’ve known each other for more than six years. The women became good friends while both studying at Julliard and still are. When speaking on the best thing about her newfound fame to Essence, Wiley said it’s having her good friend succeed alongside her, and making more friends with women in the cast along the way.

“I think for me the best part is that we’re not going through it alone. Having Danielle and all these great women on the show who are not big stars before this and have done mainly theater work and are just working actors in New York. Being able to have this big community where we can sit down and have brunch together and talk about the changes that are happening in our lives and have a support system within our cast.”

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