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Behind the Scenes of Orange is the New Black Season 3

The Today Show‘s Tamron Hall went behind the scenes of Orange is the New Black to talk to all our favourites – Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon and other Litchfield ladies.

The hit show has successfully earned 12 nominations, with Schilling being nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, Kate Mulgrewwas nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox were all nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Laverne Cox’s nomination marks the first time an openly transgender actress has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

Behind the scene of season 3’s Orange is the New Black – Lea Delaria and Jodie Foster

This week Lea Delaria shared some intimate shots on her Istagram page from behind the season of Orange is the New Black, and they included snap of Jodie Foster – back on set and directing.

Jodie Foster is carving out a nice, new career as a TV director, and Orange Is the New Black is arguably the first time that Foster as a director has dealt with the subject of lesbianism on screen.

“As a director, dramedy is what I do. It’s not who I am as an actor. The genre requires a very specific skill in terms of recognizing what is quirky and perverse, and to be moved by it. The female prisoners on Orange Is The New Black have a very spiritual journey that’s so complex. They’re all soul-searching and they change through each other”

Jodie Foster

Lea Delaria and Jodie Foster

Delaria with Kate Mulgrew

Behind the scenes with Taylor Schilling

Delaria with our favourite Uzo Aduba

#OITNBNews – Orange is the New Black up 12 Emmy Nominations & Laverne Cox Makes History

‘Orange is the New Black’ (#OITNB) has earned 12 nominations, behind Game of Thrones’ 19 nominations and fellow Netflix hit House of Cards’ 16.

Taylor Schilling was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, Kate Mulgrew was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox were all nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.

The show received a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan earned a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Jodie Foster was nominated in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

Laverne Cox’s nomination marks the first time an openly transgender actress has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

In a statement to The Huffington Post, Laverne Cox said…

Today is truly a dream come true for me. Working on such an incredible show with such talented professionals has truly been the reward for me since we started shooting Oitnb 2 years ago. But this Emmy Nomination today is very welcomed and delicious icing on an already sumptuous cake. Thanks to the cast and crew of Orange for all the love and support, for your professionalism. Special shout out to Jodie Foster who directed the episode where we leaned Sophia’s back story and Sian Heder who wrote it and to all our writers, especially to Jenji Kohan. This recognition of 12 #EmmyNoms for your genius today is beyond well deserved. You are everything Jenji.

For my trans siblings, I love you so much. I share this nomination with you. May all of our stories be told with the depth of humanity the brilliant writers, cast, crew and our creator Jenji Kohan have shown with the portrayal of Sophia Burset. As I celebrate this day I can’t help but remember it is still a state of emergency for far too many trans people across this country right now. We need love, and support. We need public policy and our fellow citizens to value our lives and our humanity. Most of all we, ourselves need to value our lives. The more I treat my life as if it has value, the more the universe has been saying, “Yes Girl”

Laverne Cox


Critics Choice Television Awards Shows Support to the LGBTQ TV Community

Last Thursday, America’s Critics Choice Television Awards showed plenty of support to the LGBTQ TV community, as several of the top awards went to queer-centric shows and out actors.

Orange Is the New Black, the Netflix series won Best Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series for Kate Mulgrew, who plays “Red,” and Best Guest Performer In a Comedy Series for Uzo Abuda. Abuda, who plays “Crazy Eyes,” was up-graded to series regular on season 2 of the series, which debuted on June 6.

Other LGBTQ winners included Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons. Bomer took home the prize for Best Supporting Actor In a Movie or Mini-series for The Normal Heart. The HBO film also won Best Movie. Parsons won Best Actor In a Comedy Series, a prize he lost to Louis CK last year.

Archer, Orphan Black, Scandal, and American Horror Story: Coven also took home prizes during the ceremony.

Jodie Foster, Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, and Robin Wright talk “Women Ruling TV” at Netflix panel

“Women Ruling TV” was hosted by Netflix, and for the event they pulled together an impressive panel of stars and directors, to talk about their experiences in television. Jodie Foster, Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew (from Orange is the New Black), Robin Wright (representing “House of Cards”) and Jehane Noujaim (director of “The Square”) answered questions.

For a full breakdown of the event read IndieWire’s recap.

“When I blend a comedy and drama, as a director, I have to have something quirky. I read the book and I called my agent and was like I need to be a part of that.”

Jodie Foster.




A Sneaky Peak at ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 To Get You in the Mood

Need a quick fix of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ before you head to Netflix and download the whole series – then take a look here. Its time to start #OITNB Season 2 binging pleasure.

Here are some new clips to get you through the final hours.

Piper and Alex Flashback

A flashback to Alex (Laura Prepon) and Piper’s past

Alex and Piper

Woooooo… another flashback to Alex and Piper’s past

Present Larry can’t Live on Hope

Larry (Jason Biggs) and Piper see each other for the first time since they broke up.

I Want to be Fierce

We love Red (Kate Mulgrew) – and here she is demanding to look Fierce.

Crazy Eyes and Watson

Need we say more…

Piper’s Fight Aftermath

An final Pipers fight aftermath…


I *Heart* Kate Mulgrew – The Vision of the World

Star Trek: Voyager, unlike its predecessors and successors in the long-running science fiction space opera television series, was less explorative and philosophical. Rather than the crew of a luxury space ship journeying through a galaxy and having adventures that thinly veiled commentary on the human condition, The Voyager had found itself caught in a quadrant of outer space by accident. The setting sparked a shift in focus to more urgent and immediate goals of fending off the monstrously unfriendly denizens of the quarter, and the crew members of The Voyager tended to have dodgier character histories than the crews of other Starfleet ships—prompting another unique focus, that of character development.

The captain of this particular lineage of adventuring was Admiral Kathryn Janeway, who has the distinction of playing the most morally-ambiguous captain in the Star Trek franchise, as well as the first and only female captain in the franchise to date.

In a 2002 interview with Andrew Scahill from Out In America, Mulgrew testified to having approached show producer Rick Berman “many, many times over the years about getting a gay character on the show—one whom we could really love, not just a guest star.” The show ran for seven years without a regular character who was gay. “I’m suspecting that on Enterprise—” a spinoff of Star Trek succeeding Voyager “—they will do something to this effect. I couldn’t get it done on mine,” said Mulgrew. “And I am sorry for that.”

Mulgrew returned to earth and to television in her role of Galina Reznikov, nicknamed “Red”, from Orange Is The New Black, a comedy-drama about women’s prison life that is groundbreaking in its portrayal of incarcerated women and lesbian relationships.

Mulgrew has also acted in a number of stageplays, from Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello, to the one-woman show that is Tea At Five (in which she played Katharine Hepburn), to Hester Saloman in Equus. She has lent her voice to animated series Batman and Gargoyles, as well as the Dragon Age video games.

A Sneaky Look at Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black”

The second season of Orange Is The New Black won’t be on Netflix until Friday, June 6, but these just-released production stills give nice taster of things to come.

So what can we look forward to; tense moments between Larry (Jason Biggs) and Piper (Taylor Schilling); dance parties, featuring Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks). And shift glancing with Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) and Red (Kate Mulgrew) look disturbed about something

For more insight into Orange is the New Black second season, here is 15-second teaser, released last month, might help a little too.

Orange Is The New Black returns with all new episodes exclusively on Netflix, June 6, 2014.