In what is arguably the greatest love story of our time, or at least this week in particular, "Orange Is The New Black" writer Lauren Morelli has broken up with her husband and since begun dating Samira Wiley , the actress who plays Poussey on the show. According to Morelli , it was writing scenes for Piper and Alex that gave her clarity on her own sexuality. I realized I was gay in fall , one of my first days on the set. It wasn't so much one thing, but the sum of many small details: how uncomfortable I felt around groups of lesbians or how I considered myself shrug a "not very sexual person.
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The series creator of Orange Is the New Black has recalled just how many of the cast were "outraged" when they learned that Poussey would die. Poussey, played by Samira Wiley, was killed off towards the end of season four and her death led to the Litchfield inmates rioting. But Jenji Kohan told The Hollywood Reporter that it was a tough decision to make, calling the character "beloved". And she was fantastic about it. She said, 'I get it, I understand. This is the journey that this character has taken.
Love is in the air! On a more serious note, actress Daniele Watts , who appeared in Django Unchained, was handcuffed and accosted after kissing her husband in public. See this weekend's top stories:. Lauren Morelli , a writer for the hit Netflix show, is dating actress Samira Wiley , who plays the beloved Poussey, Taystee's lesbian best friend.
Samira Denise Wiley born April 15, is an American actress. She also narrated the Netflix documentary Night on Earth Wiley was raised in Washington, D.