While we’re still drying our tears from last season's Orange is the New Black finale, this weekend’s news brought a ray of sunlight back to our Litchfield-loving hearts. Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington in the Netflix Original, announced her marriage to girlfriend Lauren Morelli, a writer and producer on the series.
Like so many celebrity couples before them, Wiley and Morelli’s love blossomed between takes. In the closed environments of TV and film sets, fast-forming intimacies have long been known to develop. Perhaps we can think of film sets as speed-dating, Hollywood style. For a few weeks, co-stars playing love interests get a shot at seeing whether their chemistry is enough to make the leap to off-screen love.
It happened with Brangelina, it happened with Wiley and Morelli, and it'll happen again and again.