It is very tough to come to a consensus on who is the brightest and the biggest star of Orange is the New Black. But all would perhaps agree that Samira Wiley, who portrayed the role of Poussey Washington, touched many people’s hearts in Season 4.
Samira Wiley Stole the Show in Season 4
She might have started as a newcomer in the series but actress Samira Wiley was undoubtedly a showstopper along with names like Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks.
The actress will soon be seen in The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Hulu, which will hit screens on April 26, 2017. While speaking to Entertainment Tonight about her upcoming drama, Wiley mentioned, “I’m excited to get in there and create something completely different.”
Her fans and admirers will never forget her two episodes in Orange is the New Black. The first episode was titled The Animals and was penned by Lauren Morelli, who is also the actress’ fiance.
Matt Weiner directed the said episode. However, what touched a chord in the souls of millions was her episode titled Toast can Never Be Bread Again.
It all started when there was a protest started by the inmates over the way they were treated at Litchfield. Baxter Bayley (Alan Aisenberg), a correctional officer, pins down Poussey and accidentally suffocates her to death.
It was such wastage of precious human life and Poussey screams “I can’t breathe,” before passing away.
Poussey’s Death Touched Orange is the New Black Cast
The scene was even more significant since it reminded the viewers of a tragedy that took place in the real-life for Eric Garner. Garner had exactly mouthed the same words while cops pinned him down.
The actress knew the fate of her character from the season’s start but a majority of the cast was clueless till they got the scripts.
As the cast looked back at those final defining moments of Poussey, they shared the emotional time spent while filming those sad scenes with the outlet.
In other news, Cosmopolitan reported that Wiley, as well as, Lauren Morelli got candid about how they first met in December 2012 and also about their engagement.