Fans of Orange is the New Black were shocked to hear last month that Laura Prepon will have a severely reduced role in season 2, and for the first time the actress is speaking out about it.
Talking to Variety on a recent red carpet, Prepon spoke highly of the hit Netflix show which received rave reviews from critics and spectators alike when it debuted earlier this year. She also confirmed that she would be back for season 2 but didn’t say in what capacity.
“It depends. Scheduling is kind of intense,” she said, “But I”m definitely coming back for the second season. I love the show and my character is a bad ass. [Series creator] Jenji Kohan, I love her, and all my girls, I miss them so much. I’m definitely going back.”
Variety’s interview with Prepon was heavily edited so it’s difficult to understand the full context, but she may be implying that it was due to scheduling conflicts that she couldn’t return as a regular for Orange is the New Black season 2. The interviewer failed to ask her directly how many episodes she would appear on and what exactly was the reason behind it.
Watch the brief interview below to draw your own conclusions:
Word of Prepon leaving Orange is the New Black season 2 first surfaced in August, and at last check she is only scheduled to appear in just one episode to wrap up her character’s storyline. The show has been filming in New York for several months without her.
Netflix has not set a season 2 premiere date.