Season 2 of “Orange is the New Black” hasn’t premiered on Netflix yet, but Laura Prepon fans are curious (and hopefully) her Alex Vause character will return full-time to the show. Originally, the former “That 70s Show” star was going to opt out of the series, but after fans fell in love with her character and “OITNB” turned out to be such a hit, Prepon agreed to have a bigger presence on the show.
She was contracted to only appear on one episode, but the raven-haired beauty will now be on Season 2 for four episodes. “Yes, yes, she is coming back,” Kohan told Us Weekly at the Writers Guild Awards back in February. “Not the whole season, but … you’ll see her for most of it.”
But not that that’s out of the way, fans are already looking forward to the next installation of the hit show. Buzzfeed reported “multiple sources” claimed Prepon would return to the show, if there was a Season 3, full-time. It’s quite the change considering Prepon reportedly didn’t want to originally be a series regular.
There’ are also rumors circulating about her love life. Prepon has been tied to fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise. But gossip that Mr. “Mission Impossible” and Ms. “OITNB” have gotten together can be put to rest. Both of their reps denied the alleged relationship, with some saying they barely know each other.
In her onscreen person life, Prepon plays a drug dealer who fell in love with Taylor Shilling’s character Piper Chapman while they were smuggling drugs in the '90s. At the end of Season 1, Prepon and Shilling’s character had a falling out after a brief reconciliation.
Get ready to do nothing but binge watch all day and all night, “OITNB” fans. Season 2 premieres on Netflix June 6.
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