Orange is the New Black Season 3: Uzo Aduba Talks Emmys, Season 3

Orange is the New Black Season 3 is currently filming and “Crazy Eyes” actress Uzo Aduba talked about her Emmy nomination for the role and next season.

She gave an interview with Hitflix, first talking about the progression between Season 1 and Season 3 of the hit Netflix show.

“I really kind of love it because it helps me – it’s almost like flipping through a photo album that you haven’t looked at for a little bit of time. Because we had been busy making Season 2 and then, like you mentioned, Season 2 came out and now we’re busy making Season 3. To go back and revisit those first days of being on set with ‘Orange,’ I love it,” she said.

She added: “You can’t help but remember the stories and the way that you met every single body in the show, how you felt on your first day of work and what it was like to kind of dig through to find those characters, like to really get inside the bones of who Suzanne is, those early steps to where she is now it really just feels like a “This is Your Life,” kind of a brief snapshot of that.”

Aduba said that the show’s meteoric rise in popularity has given her perspective.

“It just feels good, if I’m being really honest, because you just remember that feeling when we first started where it was nobody knew what we were making, and we certainly weren’t making it with any level of expectation, we were just all very excited to be working and a part of something that we loved and believed in,” she said. 

The interview comes as reports have said Katie Holmes may have almost been in the show.

Show creator Jenji Kohan said that Holmes was in mind for lead character Piper Chapman. “I’m a big fan of hers. I met with her originally for Piper, I believe,” Kohan told E! News.

Kohan said that she’s not opposed to putting her in the show if possible. “She could be friends with Lorna (Yael Stone) or like Lorna’s Boston sister,” Kohan said.