She speaks about her experience directing episode 10 as well as the experience working on season 5.
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Orange Is the New Black star Laura Prepon (Alex Vause) and fiancee Ben Foster are expecting their first child! This news went public today, February 23, 2017.
Laura Prepon spoke to Marie Claire about Orange Is the New Black‘s ability to challenge audiences. When asked about how her own beliefs match or clash with that of the show, Prepon said:
“The thing about our show is you can’t take it personally. We go after everything–racism, religion, same-sex orientation. Audiences are smart. They want to be challenged and made to think about things, whether they agree with them or not. I don’t know, there are a lot of moments on the show where I’m like, ‘okay, interesting…’ but you’re playing a character. At the end of the day, it’s a television show, and I always try to separate my personal ethics and morals if it makes sense for the character and the material. We’re hired to do our job. To pretend. And you do the best you can.”
Prepon has spoken previously about belonging to the church of Scientology, which has been speculated of being homophobic. So this might suggest that Prepon’s own beliefs are against what her own character, Alex Vause, identifies as. Regardless of her beliefs, it seems as though her role on the show is even opening her mind.
Laura Prepon spoke to Architectural Digest last week and revealed what’s up next for her.
It seems as though Prepon’s got directing on the mind. She told AD that she only leases apartments that stimulate her creatively because when she’s at home, she “writing” or “working on a script.”
Prepon’s home is just as large as her backyard, and her home on the inside feels just as outdoorsy. With plenty of hardwood floors, open windows, and fountains, Prepon has her own slice of paradise in LA.
She’s also been watching a lot of comedians on television and live for research on her next role. Prepon is set to play a comedian in an upcoming film, The Hero. She told AD that comedians like Chelsea Handler (who she portrayed in Are You There, Chelsea? in 2012) and Amy Schumer are helping her to shape her role.