Why Women Kill - Kirby Howell-Baptiste interview

Kirby Howell-Baptiste plays Taylor Harding, a bisexual, feminist attorney in the present day.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste interview

How did you find playing a lawyer in Why Women Kill?

My nana has always wanted me to be a lawyer. I said, 'I'm not going to be a lawyer, but one day I'll play one.' Then this role came along, and I got to play a lawyer. This role has been really fun and interesting, and I love the fact that Taylor is such a strong woman.

What else drew you to the role?

I think it's a unique challenge to represent an entire era, but I thought it was pretty incredible to be given the opportunity to be the face of a woman in the present day. That was really, really exciting to me.

Taylor and Eli are in an open relationship which is not something you often see presented in drama. How did you find that aspect of the show?

I think that what's wonderful about Taylor and Eli's relationship is the fact that sometimes when you're in a traditional marriage, there's always the allure of the grass being greener elsewhere. It's like, "What's outside?" Fundamentally, I think marriage is hard, however you go about it. But what is so wonderful about this show is us saying there's more than one way to do something, but each way you do it takes a lot of work and there will be unique struggles that come from whatever lifestyle choice you've chosen.