Interview: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

All 13  episodes of the new season of Orange Is The New Black have landed on Netflix this morning.

I have seen 4 episodes of the new season and have to say it is some of the best OITNB episodes I have seen. 

This season is full of hope, love, heart and heartbreak. Just when you think there may be a happy ending, you are reminded that this is no fairytale, the women are in prison after all!

Orange is the New Black is at it’s best because “Piper” is no longer the main focus. It’s about all of the women in Litchfield Penitentiary. They have some very powerful stories. Stories (and performances) that actually move you to tears – episode 1, “Mother’s Day”, had me reaching for the tissues.

One of the stand out characters to come from this show is  Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. Uzo Aduba has won many awards for her portrayal of  “Crazy Eyes”.

I caught up with Uzo to talk about her amazing transformation, the fans and almost giving up on her dream.


About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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