Actress Portia de Rossi, the wife of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, believes there is power in being openly gay.

The 40-year-old de Rossi will reprise the role of Lindsay Funke in Netflix's upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development.

“In this reincarnation, she's doing a little work on herself,” de Rossi told gay glossy Out of her character. “She is attempting to … not become a better person exactly, but to find out who she is and what she wants. She isn't as vapid and selfish as I've always thought her to be.”

In discussing her efforts to produce television with gay characters, de Rossi said “it's still very difficult for [openly gay] actors to get certain types of roles.”

“I really, honestly think that anybody who is openly gay and visible is powerful,” she said. “It doesn't matter what you do, you are impacting people.”

She added of her nearly 5 year marriage to DeGeneres: “We've settled into happily married life. We really support each other in whatever we're doing and we're incredibly happy, which is why you don't see us in the press so much. There's no drama to report.”