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Samira Wiley is ‘definitely having thoughts about wanting to have a family’

Jasmine Andersson May 23, 2018
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Writer Lauren Morelli (L) and actor Samira Wiley attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_011 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner)

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Handmaid’s Tale star Samira Wiley said she is “definitely having thoughts” about starting a family with wife Lauren Morelli.

The loved-up star met her wife and writer of Orange Is The New Black Morelli in 2012, and said that she is “a full-on housewife” in their newlywed set-up.

“I am a full-on housewife. Straight up,” she told Bustle in an interview.

“I am definitely having thoughts about wanting to have a family.”

Speaking about her home life, the star said that it “really feeds me and sort of resets me.”

She told the publication that she loves taking care of the couple’s dog, and making sure the DVR records all of Morelli’s favourite shows.

 

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“I live a very domestic life,” she told the publication.

“I just feel like I have someone who is not going to leave me [and] is just on my side no matter what.”

Although Wiley is living the lesbian fairytale of a lifetime, she said that she has still experienced some frustrating typecasting in her career.

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli attend the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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As she is an openly lesbian woman of colour, she has had to firmly rebut roles that are defined by her sexuality.

“I just turned down [the] projects,” she told Bustle.

Wiley, who met Orange Is The New Black lead writer Morelli on set back in 2012, said she was enraptured by her wife’s skill as a wordsmith before she even met her.

 

Orange is the New Black cast (Netflix)
Orange is the New Black cast (Netflix)

“It was the first script that my [character’s] name was actually in, where she says her name is Poussey. It’s the ‘accent à droite’ script,” she told BUST Magazine.

“But then there was this rap battle in it and I was like: ‘Who is this writer? They just wrote a whole rap battle.’ I just assumed that they were going to be a person of colour.

“I just remember her coming to set and me being able to watch her be a boss from afar, telling whatever people to go this way, answering this question,” said the actress.

“Just seeing her literally be the person in charge was really attractive to me.”

Related topics: entertainment, famous lesbian couples, handmaid's tale, Lauren Morelli, lesbian, orange is the new black, queer women of colour, samira wiley, US, Women of Colour

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