Friday, June 20, 2014

See the 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Out of Character


Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren)

Confession: I binged my way through Season 2 of Orange is the New Black.  I didn't mean to. After the first episode, however, I just kept going and going until the end. It's hard not to when Netflix releases an entire season all at once. 

This season was surprisingly more relatable, as less of the focus was on the saga of Piper Chapman's life, and more about the background of the other inmates, including insight on how they ended up in prison.  

For instance, Miss Rosa, the cancer patient, has been in prison for most of her adult life because she robbed banks.  Lorna, the van driver, is locked up because we finally learn that she was never engaged to Christopher, rather that she had been stalking him.  Suzanne came from a white suburban family who adopted her before having a child of their own, who they loved more because she was a "miracle."

I won't give away any other spoilers, but I did want to share what these actors look like outside of their characters.  Suzanne, who doesn't go by 'Crazy Eyes' this season, looks unbelievably different when not dressed in her character's signature prison garb. Another character who makes a wild transformation for the show is obviously Taryn Manning, who plays "Pennsatucky", the over-the-top ignorant inmate who loves to dispense anti-abortion wisdom and who is in need of some dental work (which she gets this season).
Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman)

Taryn Manning (Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett)
Jackie Cruz (Flaca Gonzales)
Pablo Schreiber (George "Pornstache" Mendez)
Yael Stone (Lorna Morello)
Danielle Brooks (Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson)
Dascha Polanco (Daya Diaz)
Image Credits: Zimbio
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