Over the course of recent years, we have seen the likes of Netflix bringing us some fantastic original shows of their own which have gone on to prove very popular and very successful along the way. One of the biggest and best Netflix original series to date would have to be the very impressive Orange is the New Black.
Actress Taylor Schilling plays the lead role of Piper in Orange is the New Black, while Laura Prepon plays the role of Alex. Laura was a season regular during the first season of the show but, due to her work schedule, her role was brought down for the second season. Taylor has now opened up about having less of Laura, admitting that she struggled not having her there
Schilling explained to Vulture, "I love working with both Jason [Biggs] and Laura, so when all that stuff was happening and we weren’t sure — I wasn’t sure what was happening. I just missed her. I missed having her to work with. I was really happy when that all got resolved. "Actually, it got squared away pretty quickly."
She added, "There was almost no lag time thinking she was gone. I would not have been able to handle [her leaving]. Alex is a really important element to Piper’s story. It’s not a part of her life that can be left open-ended. That woman is a foundational part of who she is."
Fortunately for fans of the show, we will get a lot more of Laura Prepon as Alex in Orange is the New Black season three, which will come to Netflix in 2015.
Who is your favourite character in Orange is the New Black?