'Orange Is the New Black' Season 3 News: Uzo Aduba Talks Feedback From Real-Life Inmates, 'It Feels Nice'
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba recently talked about inmates who have given her feedback on the portrayal of prison in the show.
Aduba, who plays Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Orange Is the New Black, sat down with The Wrap recently, discussing what former inmates have told her about the women's prison series.
Apparently, the portrayal of prison life is accurate.
"I've met people who have been incarcerated and who are out now. They talk about the show a lot. Both men and women have said they felt the show came very close to what the prison experience was like. It feels great," Aduba said.
"I think we want to maintain the integrity of these inmates. Just because your freedom has been lost doesn't mean you're not a human being," she continued. "The important thing, too, about [showrunner] Jenji [Kohan] is that she's not wanting to make a comment on the lives of these people. She wants to observe and chronicle. But yes, it feels nice that former inmates feel glad in seeing it."
Aduba's work on the show has been a standout in the sprawling ensemble since season 1. The actress won an Emmy last year for her portrayal of Suzanne. This year she is nominated again, but fans will have to wait until Sunday, Sept. 20 for the live broadcast of the Primetime Emmys.
Orange Is the New Black is currently available to stream on Netflix. The fourth season is expected to debut next summer.