Samira Wiley has scored her first Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress for her role as Moira in The Handmaid’s Tale.
But, in a recent conversation with People, the actress recalled receiving rejection letters from all of the acting schools she applied to over a decade ago
I remember being so sad and downtrodden after hearing that I couldn’t even go to an arts school. And now this Emmy thing is happening. I feel like Cinderella.”
The out actress also went on to reveal that her wife, Lauren Morrelli, was the first person she called after hearing about her Emmy nomination.
We’re not both actors, which I like. There’s no competition there, but also she works in this industry so she understands it so much more. I just feel so blessed to be able to have her on my team.”
As for what fans can expect from The Handmaid’s Tale season 2, Wiley admits,
I do not know much. The last thing that we saw was Moira overwhelmed from getting her health insurance card, all the money she got from the nation, and we’ll be able to pick up there and see what their journey is like,” the actress explains of Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and Moira’s futures in Canada. “And hopefully see — this is just my speculation — how they’re going to get the rest of their family back.”
Here’s to Wiley snagging an Emmy on Sept. 17!