From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison. In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates. In Season 2 of the popular Netflix original series, shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Uzo Aduba (who gives a memorable stand-out performance as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren) talked about having no expectations for what this show would become, when she realized the show was getting the hugely positive response it’s received, having President Obama reference the show, how the success of Season 1 changed the vibe on set for Season 2, her reaction to her character’s backstory, what it was like to have Lorraine Toussaint this season, and how comforting it is to put on the prison jumpsuit. Check out what she had to say after the jump.