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Laverne Cox & Taylor Schilling Praise 'OITNB' for Handling Real Issues in Society

Laverne Cox & Taylor Schilling Praise 'OITNB' for Handling Real Issues in Society

The cast of Orange is the New Black are sharing why they love their show so much.

The cast – which included Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Taryn Manning, Taylor Schilling and former cast member Samira Wiley – attended the screening and panel discussion of the upcoming season on Friday (May 5) at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles.

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Taylor and Laverne both praised the show for dealing and echoing the real issues that is going on in today’s time.

“There’s a ripple effect and in our case it allows for the audience to see people who may be outside of their sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, size, gender or many number of things and see how it relates to them,” Taylor said. “I think crossing those lines is a political act, but that’s not the genesis of it.”

“It has us constantly thinking beyond ourselves because the stakes are so high,” Laverne said.

Season 5 of OITNB is set to premiere on Netflix on June 9.

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