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'Orange is the New Black' Stars on What's in Store for Season 2, What They Binge Watch, and What Would Land Them in Prison

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire May 16, 2014 at 11:31AM

Last night the stars of "Orange is the New Black" answered some of our digging questions on the red carper before the premiere of season 2. Here's what they had to say.
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At last night's "Orange is the New Black" Season 2 premiere in New York, we chatted with cast members on the red carpet about what we can look forward to in the second season of the hit show that gives us an inside look at female inmates. The cast members were naturally extremely tight-lipped about any spoilers, but from their attitudes it's obvious that we're in for some pretty crazy shenanigans from the woman at Lichfield prison.  

Since the gals couldn't spill the beans, we asked them instead what they think the show has done for women's stories on TV, what would land them in the slammer and, most importantly, what they binge watch themselves. Unsurprisingly, many members of the cast are loyal followers of their fellow Netflix series, "House of Cards." Season 2 of "Orange is the New Black" hits Netflix on June 6.

Can you give us any insights into what happens to your character this season?

Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)
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Piper goes to places that we've never seen her before. She's learning more about herself and she's finding out more about herself. She's being put in situations that she'd never really thought she'd be put in so different parts of her are starting to emerge."

Uzo Abuda (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren)
"We can definitely just expect the characters to just get deeper, deeper, deeper, and if I could put it in a single word: relationships. Relationships are going to be a big thing.  Suzanne is a passionate person, she lives her life out loud. Everything about her is passion, passion, passion. We do have [more of her backstory] so the audience gets to see that."

Dascha Polanco (Daya Diaz)
"Oh she's pregnant girl. You know her character is developing so you see more of that, more of her and Bennett. But I don't want to spoil it for you!"

Lori Petty (Season 2 Guest Star)
"I get stuck in some handcuffs and footcuffs and shackles with Piper. The two of us go through some drama together."

Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
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There's some pretty hard hitting truths coming out, maybe a few shocks this season. Things even I was amazed at."

Beth Fowler (Sister Ingalls)
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I can tell you that when I read what I was doing and what my backstory was I was rather surprised. So there are a lot of surprises in store for several characters and a few disappointments and there's stressful stuff that happens but, god it was such a ride! I can’t wait to see it on the screen."
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Constance Shulman (Yoga Jones)
"Oh my gosh like so much. You know what, it's like we’re now on our 20 date with the audiences. They started hating us, or, 'Yeah ok I sort of like this person.' And now you get a chance to see stuff about them and deeper things that are like "Wow, this person is much fuller than I thought they were!' And new characters come in that sort of change things around in a big way."

Barbara Rosenblat (Miss Rosa)

"We worked with wonderful directors this season. I learned where Miss Rosa is from I learned why she's in prison. You're going to learn a lot about her, a lot that I was desperate to know, and it helps. When you work with a team like this who doles out a show so smartly, the dramatic arcs are sensational."

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What do you like to binge watch?

Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)

"Right now I'm watching this show called 'Broadchurch.' It's so good! I've only watched a few episodes but I'm really into it. And a friend of mine gave me a season of 'Survivor,' I'm not kidding and it's actually really good. I don't remember what season it is but I'm like really into it. I'm like eight years behind the curve ball. And I just finished 'House of Cards' also."

Dascha Polanco (Daya Diaz)

"Yeah I binge watch! 'The Walking Dead,' 'Breaking Bad' and 'House of Cards.'"

Lori Petty (Season 2 Guest Star)
"I binge watch 'Trailer Park Boys.' Do you know that show? I used to binge 'Breaking Bad.' But now mostly 'Trailer Park Boys.'"Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
"I'm doing 'Game of Thrones' right now. I did 'Breaking Bad' in a hard core way. I like bingeing and I don't like it. When I feel like my life is disappearing down my internet connection I'm like, alright, I need to stop!"

Alysia Reiner (Natalie Figuera)
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I totally binge on 'House of Cards.' I binge until the end and then I savor the last few, like the last chocolate in the box. And now I’m on 'Game of Thrones.'"

Diane Guerrero (Martiza)

"'House of Cards.' I actually binge watch anything I haven’t ever seen. I also binged watched 'Friday Night Lights.'

Barbara Rosenblat (Miss Rosa)
"You really want to know what I really binge watch? 'Jeopardy.'"

What do you think "Orange is the New Black" has done for women's stories on TV?

Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)
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It's done a tremendous amount. I mean just seeing the diversity of our cast and I think that we're just bringing a little bit more wiggle room into popular culture and what it means to be a woman and what woman look like and what woman talk like and what women's relationships look like. It feels more real to me."

Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
"It's so great that they've made room for a cast that's made up entirely of women. It's a rare occasion to have that. It's an extraordinary thing and it's great to be a part of that. I'm so glad we can expand the container a little bit."

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Dascha Polanco (Daya Diaz)
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It's done so much! It's given a lot of opportunity for women of such diversity."

Alysia Reiner (Natalie Figuera)
"We've actually been able to change things in the prison system because of this show."

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5 TV Characters Who Defy Their Own Stereotypes

If you were sent to prison, what would be the crime that put you there? 

Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)
"Possibly something really stupid like, I feel like I can’t remember things, I have trouble with like, taxes. I feel like I forget to do things. It would be tax evasion, like inadvertent tax evasion. That I didn't realize the deadline was coming."

Dascha Polanco (Daya Diaz)
"If someone did something to my kids, it would not be good for them."

Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
"I hope that it would be for breaking into some terrible factory farm and releasing all of the animals." 

Barbara Rosenblat (Miss Rosa)
"What would put me in jail? I have no idea! I’d have to think about that. But someone once asked me what I would do once I was in jail and I said I’d probably trade talent for stuff. So I’d know what to do once I got there, you know how it goes."

Alysia Reiner (Natalie Figuera)
"Giving a shit too much about what people think about me. That’s my crime."

Diane Guerrero (Martiza)
"Credit Card fraud. I’m a crazy shopper."

Lori Petty (Season 2 Guest Star)
"Not
 an open container!"

This article is related to: Orange is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black, Taylor Schilling, Dascha Polanco, Television, Netflix





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