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Danielle Brooks Explains Why She Almost Turned Down 'Orange Is the New Black'

Danielle Brooks rose to fame thanks to her work on the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, but she almost didn’t accept the part!

The 27-year-old actress, who plays Taystee, says the nudity on the show almost persuaded her from taking the job.

“To be honest I didn’t know Orange was going to be one of those dream jobs,” Danielle told People. “I almost turned it down in the beginning because there was possibility for nudity, but I’m really glad I didn’t do that.”

“Getting to work with so many incredible women and getting to play this character that has just grown tremendously throughout the season — I just pray for 100 times more chances like this in my career,” she added.

Danielle‘s success on Orange Is the New Black led to her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, which earned her a Tony nomination.

Danielle Brooks Thinks 'OITNB' Season 7 Will Be Her Last

Danielle Brooks was one of the best parts of Orange Is the New Black‘s fifth season and we hope that the Emmys recognize her individually for the first time this year. Sadly for fans, she might not be in the show past the seventh season.

The 27-year-old actress opened up to EW about her future with the hit Netflix series, which might even end with the seventh season.

“We have until seven for sure. To be honest, I don’t know if I want to play an inmate past that,” Danielle said. “I don’t know if I want to do that because I have a lot in me and a lot that I want to share with the world and different characters I want to be able to bring to life. After seven, I think it might be time for me to spread my wings, but I don’t want to speak too fast on that.”

We’d be sad to see Taystee leave the show!

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These Former 'Orange Is the New Black' Stars Returned for Season 5 Cameos! (Spoilers)

Fans of Orange Is the New Black who have already binged the just released fifth season were delighted to see some cameos from former stars of the Netflix series!

Throughout the 13 episodes, we are treated to appearances from some characters who have either left the series due to death or their characters’ storylines ending.

We’re not going to spoil the cameos right here, but if you want details on who pops up throughout the season, click through the slideshow for the scoop!

Find out who makes cameos on Orange Is the New Black in the slides…

Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon & the 'OITNB' Cast Celebrate Season Five!

Laverne Cox and the cast of Orange Is The New Black are celebrating their upcoming fifth season!

The 33-year-old actress stepped out at the show’s event on Friday night (June 9) at Catch restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif.

She was joined by her pregnant co-star Laura Prepon, who was showing off her baby bump on the carpet!

Other OITNB cast members in attendance included Lea Delaria, Alysia Reiner, Taylor Schilling, Asia Kate Dillon, Danielle Brooks, Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz, Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne.

10+ pictures inside from the Orange Is The New Black celebration…
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Samira Wiley Reflects on 'Orange is the New Black' Season Five Without Poussey

Spoilers if you haven’t watched the last season of Orange is the New Black ahead!

Last season, Samira Wiley‘s character was killed off of the show in a prison riot. Now, Samira is reflecting on the show’s fifth season without her character.

“I’m looking forward to watching the season and have no idea what is happening,” Samira told USA Today, adding she’s “honored that Poussey was such a huge influence on the show, and (she) has such a big resonance with people who are watching it. I think it will probably be a little weird, but I think it will also feel good to see that she doesn’t just go away, that hopefully, people will be talking about her for a long time in the show. And in the world, too.”

The new season of Orange is the New Black is set to debut on Netflix tomorrow.

'Orange Is the New Black' Ladies Get Dreamy in London

Danielle Brooks and Natasha Lyonne sit down for an interview at the Build Series on Thursday (June 1) at AOL in London, England.

The ladies were there to talk about the upcoming fifth season of their Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which debuts on June 9.

Danielle, Natasha, Taylor Schilling, and Uzo Aduba caught a performance of Dreamgirls on the West End the night before and caught up with the show’s star Amber Riley backstage.

“@oitnb training to be Dreamgirls. The cast was phenomenal and #msamberpriley you are just divine!! So proud of you my friend! @dreamgirlsldn,” Danielle captioned the below Instagram slideshow.

15+ pictures inside of Danielle Brooks and Natasha Lyonne being interviewed… More Here! »

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'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Trailer Released - Watch Now!

The first trailer for Orange is the New Black season five has been released!

The season is set to debut on June 9 on Netflix, and all the episodes in the season will be released at that time.

In the trailer, we get to see Piper (Taylor Schilling), Alex (Laura Prepon), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Gloria (Selenis Leyva), Daya (Dascha Polanco), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), and many more.

Watch the first trailer for the new season below…


Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Trailer Released

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