What Is Orange Is the New Black's Dearly Departed [Spoiler] Doing Next?
"I want to be able to play roles that are wildly different from the last role that I've played," Wiley said
The FXX series You’re the Worst just got a new therapist.
Spoiler warning: For those who haven’t finished season 4 of Orange Is the New Black, plot details will be revealed ahead.
Goodbye Poussey Washington – hello, Justina!
While many fans are still mourning the loss of Samira Wiley‘s character on OITNB, the actress has landed a new spot on the critically acclaimed FXX show You’re the Worst.
She will be reuniting with creator Stephen Falk, with whom the 29-year-old actress worked on OITNB.
“It feels a little full circle or serendipitous that it’s happening in this way,” Wiley said to The Hollywood Reporter of reuniting with Falk. “He’s a great guy and I’m so excited to be able to work for him. [The character is] totally different [from Poussey], which is everything I want to do now.”
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“ Orange and Poussey have given me my life as an actor, and where I am in my career right now,” Wiley continued. “But I am an actor at the end of the day and I want to make sure I can show the world different parts of myself.”
“Poussey is not all that I am and as an actor, I want to be able to play roles that are wildly different from the last role that I’ve played. In terms of roles that I’m seeking now and movies that I’m doing, that’s the goal. To do things that are on the other end of the spectrum from Poussey.”
Wiley’s new role is that of a therapist, to star Aya Cash’s Gretchen.
“Samira is an incredibly talented, thoughtful and exciting actress,” Falk told THR. “When I worked on Orange Is the New Black I got to write the episode with Poussey’s backstory, and we had such a good time that early on in writing this season of You’re the Worst I hit on the random thought of having Samira play Gretchen’s therapist. It seemed like kind of a weird choice, given that she’s younger, and on another show, but once it came to mind, the idea of casting anyone else bummed me out. So I didn’t.”
Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black is now streaming on Netflix. You’re the Worst season 3 premieres Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FXX.