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Samira Wiley Wants To Make Sure Queer Characters Aren't Props

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The actress tells us about what she cares about most in her industry

During our cover shoot with Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale actress shared what matters most to her when it comes to acting. She's especially impassioned about ensuring that queer characters aren't used as simply props. Wiley tells us, "If we're telling a story about a queer character, there should be someone in the room, someone on set, someone involved in bringing that character to life, that has a parallel experience in some kind of way."

Wiley loves being able to bring people together by telling the most important stories, which is exactly what she does with her character Moira in the intense Hulu show. And, Moira's struggle is far from over when she escapes to Canada; Wiley shares the nuance of Moira's experience and future in the video, above.

Shot by: Charlotte Prager and Dani Okon
Edited by: Charlotte Prager
Produced by: Alex Hsie

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