“I’m open, because why not?” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’m grounded in who I am.”
She adds, “Before any of [the fame] happened, I sat down with myself and with God and thought, when I make it, how do you want me to represent you while I’m here?” The Inseucre star says she answered her own question: “It was like, OK, I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.”
Yvonne Orji would rather answer peoples’ questions about her decision to stay a virgin vs. everyone creating their own ideas about it.
“People ask about it because they’re curious, or they may not understand,” she says. “How will they ever get understanding if I don’t talk about it? I can inform your curiosity, as opposed to everyone being in the dark and just sort of creating their own narrative about it.”
Pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.