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Samira Wiley Talks 'The Gratitude Project' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5

Samira Wiley wants to showcase the true power of practicing gratitude. The Handmaid's Tale star has partnered with the multivitamin brand One A Day for a new documentary, The Gratitude Project. The short will explore real stories from individuals who have been using gratitude as a tool for self-improvement and why they chose to show appreciation, love, and care to their whole selves.
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Samira Wiley Says She Was ‘Really Affected’ By Being Body-Shamed At A Photoshoot

Samira Wiley addressed how unwanted comments about people’s bodies can have a lasting impact, even if someone is comfortable in their own skin. “The Handmaid’s Tale” actor got candid about an experience that “really affected” her in a People magazine interview published Wednesday — and to make matters worse, it occurred in a professional setting.
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Samira Wiley Slams Body-Shaming Photoshoots

Best known for her roles in The Handmaid's Tale and Orange Is the New Black, Samira Wiley has recently partnered with One A Day's Gratitude Project, which encourages young people's self esteem by showing appreciation for their bodies and selves. To promote her vision and the beliefs she holds dear,...
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Samira Wiley Was Body-Shamed at a Photo Shoot, Told "We Can Fix" the Photos Later

Emmy Award-winning actress Samira Wiley recently shared about a negative experience she had being body-shamed at a photo shoot. In an interview with People, the 34-year-old recalled the incident vividly and said she was "really affected" by it, because she felt like she had a healthy body image. "I was on the shoot and one of the outfits they put me in, was something that showed a bit of midriff," she said. "And honestly, I thought it was fine. But someone on the set was like, 'Oh, don't worry. We can fix that in post.'"
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Samira Wiley recalls body-shaming incident at a photoshoot: ‘This is what I have to deal with?’

Samira Wiley has opened up about body gratitude, as well as looking back at a time in her career where she was shamed for her looks.Speaking with People, Wiley, 34, discussed an incident where she was was body-shamed during a photoshoot and how it “really affected” her.“I remember this one so vividly because feel like I have a healthy body image, and I was on the shoot and one of the outfits they put me in, was something that showed a bit of midriff,” she said. “And honestly, I thought it was fine. But someone on the set was like,...
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Tour Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli’s Los Angeles Home

When Samira Wiley moved into Lauren Morelli’s Los Angeles home in 2016, the space had been recently decorated by designer Stefani Stein. The couple found happiness inside Morelli’s crisp and colorful bungalow, and yet, “it felt like [Samira] was living in my space, as opposed to something that was co-created,” the television producer and writer says. Three years later, recently married and ready to start a family, the couple decided to find a new home—one that reflected both of their design sensibilities.
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Samira Wiley Made Damn Sure Her Edgy Undercut Was on Full Display at the Emmys

Samira Wiley brought some serious edginess to the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The Handmaid's Tale star, who is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, debuted a fierce undercut that's buzzed on the left side and long, curly, and side-swept on top. After walking the red carpet with her wife, Lauren Morelli, Wiley made sure viewers watching from home got an up-close glimpse at the haircut by standing with her left side facing the cameras for her interview with Karamo Brown. "You couldn't see my face," she joked before chatting with the Queer Eye star.
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Mj Rodriquez, Bowen Yang, Samira Wiley among Emmys’ LGBTQ nominees

When the Emmy Awards air Sunday, it could be a night of firsts for LGBTQ performers and producers. In July, Mj Rodriguez became the first transgender actor nominated for an Emmy as a series lead. For three seasons, Rodriguez played ​​Blanca, the HIV-positive mother of the drag ball House of Evangelista in the 1980s-set “Pose” from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals.
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Samira Wiley, Garcelle Beauvais and More Celebrate 'Black Girl Magic' by Performing Kids' Audiobook

Rebel Girls, the girl empowerment brand, is celebrating "Black Girl Magic" with a new kids' book — and a team of stars is showing support. On Tuesday, the platform exclusively shared with PEOPLE that the audiobook of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic will be narrated by actresses Samira Wiley, Montego Glover, Danielle Nicolet, Lovie Simone, television personality Garcelle Beauvais and model Philomena Kwao. The hardcover and audiobook will be published concurrently on Sept. 28.
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‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Sets Voice Cast For Adult Swim, Crunchyroll Series: Jessica Henwick, Will Yun Lee, Samira Wiley, More

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have revealed the characters and stellar English and Japanese voice cast of its anticipated animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, inspired by the Blade Runner movie franchise. Cast includes Jessica Henwick, Arisa Shida, Will Yun Lee, Shinshu Fuji, Samira Wiley, Takako Honda, Brian Cox, Wes Bentley,...
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Samira Wiley Says These 'Rolls-Royce of Diapers' Changed Her Life As a New Mom

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Samira Wiley enters the world of Gilead every time she steps foot on The Handmaid Tale's set. The Emmy-winning series—Wiley herself is a two-time nominee—is known for its brutal, chilling storylines and the unflinching bravery exhibited by the show's central characters, including Wiley's Moira.
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Samira Wiley Says That Moira Just "Wants Everyone to Heal"

In last week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, the series lead, played by Elisabeth Moss, steps foot in Canada for the first time with the help of her longtime friend, Moira, played by Samira Wiley, but only after a long-awaited reunion and a narrow escape. When Moira happens to find June in the rubble of Chicago following a bombing, she smuggles her out on the boat of her girlfriend’s humanitarian NGO, disguises her as part of the staff, and then convinces her to complete the journey home, with June nearly jumping ship to go back and find her daughter Hannah.
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Samira Wiley on The Handmaid's Tale reunion: "June is the missing part of the puzzle to Moira’s happiness"

"Before I received the scripts for the season, I had a conversation with Bruce Miller, our showrunner, to talk through Moira’s arc and run down what was going to happen," says Wiley. "So, it got dropped on me then. And, I thought he was kidding at first! It was the best news ever. Fans have been wanting this and waiting for this, patiently, for so long, so I feel like they deserve this. But I also feel like, as an actor, I deserve this! The Handmaid’s Tale got sold to me that I’m going to be able to act with Lizzie Moss! And that’s what I fell in love with, being onscreen with Lizzie. Because she really, really has made me a better actor."
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