MY FIRST EMMY!
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
You nabbed a Supporting Actress nomination for The Handmaid’s Tale. Not bad for someone who was dropped from drama school! Psyched?
It’s sort of unbelievable! I keep having to pinch myself, and it’s been like that ever since I found out the news. I feel like Cinderella.
If you win, how do you plan to celebrate?
Oh man, I’ll probably faint. People will think I’m super-excited, but I’m just fainting. But winning is so far from my mind. I do feel like I’ve already won just by getting the nomination.
Did you have any idea Handmaid’s would become such a hit?
Even though we all thought it was great, it’s been exhilarating that other people also think it’s great. You just never know. I had hopes, but I really didn’t know it was going to be this big. I just didn’t. ■