Actress Kate Mulgrew recently talked with Vulture online about her role as Galina 'Red' Reznikov on the hit show "Orange is the New Black" and explained in part the complexity of her character.
The actress is considered one of the dramatic talents of Hollywood for a very good reason and this is illustrated by how she describes the relationship on the show with one of her rivals, Vee, played by Juillard-trained Lorraine Toussant.
The two rivals after years of not seeing each other embrace in a hug in jail despite the fact that Vee had attempted to kill her and they hate each other.
Kate Mulgrew is able to find ways to connect with the viewers as becomes evident when she reveals how when she and Vee met one of the things that goes through her mind and likely that of viewers after they learn about their history is the philosophy that you keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.
Her character is the leader of a "Golden Girls" type of inmates who have committed every crime imaginable and yet in the ultimate contrast they can be found in her greenhouse planting little pots of oregano.
She is able to explore and identify the various dimensions of her character in a manner that makes her so appealing that viewers cannot stop thinking about her. The character has a nurturing disposition and desire to help develop individuals and yet she always has some criminal thought process on her mind.
The actress in the interview also shows that she definitely has a good sense of humour as she revealed how she scared her boyfriend with Red's look when she came home with one inch of it "sticking up from my head in a magenta" colour" which led to her boyfriend running in horror.
Kate Mulgrew is a compelling entertainer on screen (and at home) and one of the main reasons why season 2 of "Orange is the New Black" is such a compelling show for viewers.