Tag: orange is the new black

Interview: Elizabeth Rodriguez on Rehearsals, What She Looks For in Roles and Her New Film, ’11:55′

"I think who we are as actors, we can’t have an objective perspective. When you’re directed by someone who is incredible, they have the ability to see it and explain it and bring you to it."

Interview: Mike Birbiglia Talks ‘Don’t Think Twice’, Auditioning and Not Resting on His Laurels

"The most important thing in anything, is that you always have to be learning no matter what you’re doing." - Mike Birgiblia

Watch: SAG Conversations with Uzo Aduba from ‘Orange is the New Black’

Aduba recently sat down for a SAG Conversation to chat about her career, OitNB, acting and more.

‘Orange is the New Black’ Gave Danielle Brooks the Confidence for Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’

"Before Orange is the New Black, a year out of school, I was struggling to get a theater job." - Danielle Brooks

Is ‘Orange is the New Black’ Shortchanging Acting Talent?

Do you think "SCALE +10%" is too low for an actor appearing on Orange is the New Black?

Interview: Orange is the New Black’s Julie Lake Talks Season 3, Auditioning and Her Characters Backstory

"There are so many fantastic actors in the cast that it is kind of like every scene is a master class in acting." - Orange is the New Black's Julie Lake

Watch: Q&A with ‘Orange is the New Black’ Casting Director Jennifer Euston

Few casting directors are widely recognized for their efforts in shaping the direction of the television series or movies that they work on.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casting Director on Not Casting Stars and Why There Should be a Best Casting Oscar

Orange Is the New Black and Girls are award-winning shows and they have two important things in common: neither show was built around a particularly big acting name, and both of the shows were cast by Jen Euston. Euston has worked in casting since working as a casting assistant on Law & Order in 1997 and has cast film and television projects throughout her career. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Euston spoke about why she prefers not to cast stars and why she thinks there should be an Oscar category for Best Casting. Euston confesses that she prefers to work ... Read more

Kimiko Glenn Dishes on Her OITNB Sex Scenes with Natasha Lyonne

If you haven’t seen Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black yet, there are spoilers ahead…you’ve been warned. The newest character on this season of Orange Is the New Black, Brook Soso, made quite an impact on the inmate population. From her lack of showering to her hunger strike, actress Kimiko Glenn shared with Vulture what it was like to join the Netflix show and where she thinks her character’s storyline is going. She explained how she trusts the writers to help develop her character, “I come from a theater background, so usually at the start you know what happens and ... Read more

Taylor Schilling: “Up until Orange I was only doing girlfriend-y parts”

Taylor Schilling has had one of those years where her life changes with just one job. Booking the role of Piper Chapman in Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Orange Is The New Black has propelled the actress into new territory. Schilling talked with HuffPost TV about her new life with a successful career and a familiar face to TV audiences. She shared what it was like to take on the role of an unlikely woman sent to prison. “I was so excited. I read the first episode and I was totally, totally blown away. Across all mediums and platforms, it was ... Read more

Taylor Schilling Talks ‘Orange is the New Black’, How She Got the Part, Her Career and More (video)

The SAG Foundation talked with Taylor Schilling, star of the fantastic (and addictive) Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Interviewed by Variety‘s Jenelle Riley, Schilling talks about how she got the part of Piper, working on the show, her career, being directed by Jodie Foster and tons more. It’s a little over a half hour long and I enjoyed every bit of it. Best quote: On auditions and getting roles she says, “The things that feel the most right are the easiest.”  Check it out below! 

Pablo Schreiber on Playing Twisted Characters: “I’m never going to be a Disney star”

Actors are asked to lose themselves in a role not only psychologically, but also physically. For actor Pablo Schreiber of Netflix’s latest series, Orange Is the New Black, that means donning a prosthetic mustache. He talked to the New York Post about how a bit of facial hair helps him get into the mind of his corrupt character, corrections officer George ‘Pornstache’ Mendez. Schreiber said, “When I accepted the role, we knew that was a major part of the character. I’m actually incredibly proud to be part of the all-time best mustache club!” That mustache club includes some pretty impressive company ... Read more

Kate Mulgrew on Auditioning for ‘Orange is the New Black’ and Having to Turn On Her Russian Accent

Kate Mulgrew, of Star Trek: Voyager fame, went through a complete transformation for her role as Red on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.  Even Mulgrew has been caught off guard by her new look. “I have to tell you that I myself am rather surprised, because I don’t look like that at all in life,” she said in an interview with Vulture.  “And that leads me to believe only one thing, and that is that Red must reside within me.  Otherwise, it wouldn’t work.  The hair, the chef’s jacket, the red lipstick, the eyes, all of that.  ... Read more

Taryn Manning on Being Typecast in Hollywood and the Research She Did for ‘Orange is the New Black’

Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black is an instant hit for the burgeoning network and one reason for its success is actress Taryn Manning. She plays Tiffany Doggett AKA “Pennsatucky,” the religious former meth addict who uses the prison’s cafeteria to perform her modern day miracles. The 34-year-old actress is the classic example of someone who has been typecast in Hollywood for playing characters who are rough around the edges. However, Manning is using this to her full advantage to advance her career and dive into some challenging roles. She talked to Vulture about what it is like to be ... Read more

Laura Prepon’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ Character Scared Her and That’s Why She Took the Role

Laura Prepon was a little nervous about taking on the lead role in the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black.  “When I read it, it was so good but I was like, ‘Wow, [the character] Alex scares me a little bit,’ which is exactly why I needed to do it and I’m so glad that I did,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! News.  “I feel like every actress is always looking to [push the envelope] because the minute you get complacent, hang it up.” Prepon was also apprehensive about starring in a series with mostly female ... Read more

Natasha Lyonne: How Netflix’s Approach to Filming ‘Orange is the New Black’ Affected Her Acting

With the recent premiere of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, fans of the show have taken to social media to praise the series. Natasha Lyonne spoke to Interview magazine recently about her role as Nicky Nichols and what it’s like to work under Netflix’s new studio system where all of the episodes are released at the same time. Lyonne’s character in the show is incarcerated for a drug violation. While this is mentioned in passing at the beginning of the series, the actress delves into what viewers will see in later episodes. She shared, “As the season develops, ... Read more