Natasha Lyonne told People magazine that season three of the hit Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black” can be described as “So much bloodshed.”
What the form that bloodshed will take and who will be involved is a secret Lyonne is keeping, but other secrets have been leaked out. The new season, starting in June, will have Mary Steenburgen making an appearance as Pornstache’s mother. Marsha Stephanie Blake will have a new role as a corrections officer, and Lori Petty is coming back as Lolly.
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Laura Prepon told the Today that her character Alex Vause will appear in “every episode” in season three. Piper, played by Taylor Schilling , is Alex’s lover, and Schilling told Metro Weekly, “The thing that is so interesting about Alex and Piper is that they totally love each other, but they also look out for themselves. It is this constant power struggle between the two of them. And then at the end of season tow, Piper does a major power play. And you wonder, is it because she totally loves this girl, or is it because she’s just getting her back.”
“Orange is the New Black” is a drama comedy about a women’s prison, and is based on the 2010 memoir by Piper Kerman who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting drug money for her lesbian lover. Jenji Kohan, the show’s creator, said the show is going to explore themes of “faith” in the upcoming season. Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren revealed that her character will be in a “broken place” and described faith as “something we believe in.”
Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky Nichols, was born Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein. She has starred in “American Pie, ” “Everybody Says I Love You, ” and “Slums of Beverly Hills.” She was raised an Orthodox Jew in New York City. Her father was a boxing promoter and radio host, and her mother was born in France. Both of her maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors. Sometimes, when asked where her family is from, Natasha says, “on my father’s side, Flatbush, and on my mother’s side Auschwitz.”
When Lyonne was 8 years old, her family emigrated to Israel, where she spent a year and a half before her parents divorced and she moved back to America. When she returned to New York, Lyonne attended the Ramaz school, where she was awarded honors in Talmud and Aramaic. However, she was eventually expelled for selling marijuana at school.