While “Orange is the New Black” cast member Uzo Aduba appeared to fail in relating to her character in the Netflix show, Laverne Cox felt the other way around.
Entertainment Weekly reported the 35-year-old actress and singer revealed that she “doesn’t quite get it” why the show’s fans “resonate” her character as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren.
“I don’t know why people respond to Suzanne,” she said about her role as an emotionally unstable lesbian inmate who has a violent past “I wish I did. I would bottle it if I did, but I don’t know.”
However, she noted that she loves “everything” about her character in “Orange is the New Black.”
“I love her spirit of play and I love her joy,” she revealed.
Meanwhile, her performance in the comedy-drama series “OITNB” is no longer questionable considering the awards that she took home out of playing such role, and according to the entertainment site noted that it could have been brought by her appreciation of Suzanne.
In 2014, she was conferred the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, while in 2015, she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her “Orange is the New Black” performance.
Apart from the Emmy trophies, she also awarded two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in the same years.
“When I read [my character] Sophia’s assault in her own salon, that brought me to tears,” the transgender actress recalled upon reading her season 3 script.
“I’m a lover not a fighter. I was bullied a lot as a kid, and I always ran from the bullies,” the Netflix show’s cast member continued to narrate. “A lot of that came back when I was in that scene and our director … wanted me to be strong and sort of this defiant person and that’s not really who I am. I run,” she added.
“Orange is the New Black” returns for season 4 on June 17.
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