With the release of Season 3 of Netflix’s smash hit “Orange Is the New Black” right around the corner, one of the real-life characters that the show is based on is speaking out about its accuracy. The person that was the inspiration for Laura Prepon's character Alex Vause recently opened up about her relationship with Piper Kerman and sex in prison.
Speaking with HuffPost Live, Catherine Wolters discussed how she feels while watching Prepon play a character that’s supposed to be based on her.
"I'm flattered that they picked out me in her life as such an interesting, charismatic character that they had to make up an entire history about me," Wolters said. "I never imagined I'd be Donna from 'That '70s Show.'”
According to US Magazine, Wolters served 65 months of a 94-month prison sentence for drug smuggling. Kerman, the real life inspiration for Taylor Schilling’s character that penned the book the show is based on, served only five weeks of that time in the same prison as Wolters. Despite the fact that they weren’t together long, the show hangs a significant lantern on their character’s relationship.
Last year, Wolters spoke publically to Vanity Fair about her relationship with Kerman in prison saying that the main thing the show embellishes on is their sex life.
“We did not have sex in prison,” she told the outlet. “Not even a little bit.”
While speaking to HuffPost Live on Tuesday, in the clip below, she mentioned that the show takes a lot of liberties with the reality of prison life, particularly the sex.
“There is definitely sex occurring, but it’s not happening in the showers with no shower curtain. If you get caught having sex in prison, you get a shot,” she said. “You go to the shoe, which is solitary confinement. So, the idea that you would have it so openly is… I never saw it. In fact, I might have stayed if that’d been the case. There’d be lines to get into prison if it was as much fun as ‘Orange Is the New Black’ shows it.”