Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji, has revealed that she is still a virgin at her current age, 33. The rising star in Hollywood actress is best known for her role as Molly in the HBO series Insecure. Actress, Yvonne Orji reveals.
In a chat with The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy, Ms. Orji persisted that she is still waiting for that special guy. Orji takes on the role of a very sexually-active attorney but mock-sex on TV is actually as far as it goes for the 33-year old actress.
Actress, Yvonne Orji reveals
She said, “I’m a virgin now, yeah, I’m a virgin-virgin… I’ve never [masturbated]. I promise you.”
When asked if she is somehow ashamed of being a virgin, the ‘Insecure’ thespian said she’s 100 percent secure in the decision.
“I’m proud of it,” she said. “Why not? The same way people know somebody who had a one night stand, it’s like, you can say that and I can say, ‘No, I actually haven’t. Personally, I had plans to have sex when I turned 18,” she said. “I was dating [dude] and I had it figured out. But, I got to college at 17 in D.C and then I got saved.”
Yvonne wears her virginity proudly despite judgement from both her male and female friends. She even has her own line of tees that bear the slogan, “Keepin’ It Locked Til I Get That Rock.”
When asked if she wants to have sex, though, she admitted with a smile, “I absolutely do.”
Proving her acting chops are A1, the actress explained how she delivers those sex-scenes on the show so believably, but did admit that they do have an effect on her when the director calls “cut.”
“Molly be poppin’,” she said. “What’s funny is like it really does get in your spirit… We did a bulk of our sex scenes on the same day and I remember going home like, ‘Who I got in my phone, though?’ because this dude was just on top of me.”
A combination of her friend’s low expectation of sex, being “bamboozled by Jesus” and her parents’ strict advice helped the pretty actress remain a virgin at 33 and come to grips with the fact that waiting for the real one is actually worth it.
Orji was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and grew up in Maryland, US. She received a master’s degree in public health at George Washington University. Orji’s parents expected her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer.
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However, she was inspired to do comedy as a child, when she performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant. After graduate school, Orji moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.
Orji is best known for her role in the contemporary black-American comedy, “Insecure”, in which she starred alongside Issa Rae.