YouTube Press Tour Summer ’17! #RHSavesWorld’s Samira Wiley Is Just Trying To Keep A Straight FaceBy Delaina Dixon | August 4, 2017 | Entertainment
Emmy nominated actress Samira Wiley is really everywhere these days. Not only is she enjoying her Emmy nod status for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale, and still can be seen on Orange Is The New Black seasons past – now she’ll be joining the YouTubeRed world on Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television!
Samira plays straight woman to hilarious actor Ryan Hansen – who plays a parody of himself as an actor who is put on a task force to help real Detective Mathers (Samira’s character) solve crimes. Samira is admitting that it’s hard to keep a straight face when working with Ryan because he’s just too damn funny (she can understand why he’s one of the few people who broke Kevin Hart out of character!).
While Ryan gets a chance for people to interact with him as… him, Samira says her Detective Mathers stays in character. “There’s an Orange Is The New Black joke that she doesn’t get it,” she reveals. “She doesn’t watch that show.”
Well, she should. it’s pretty good!
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television comes to YouTubeRed this October.