Laura Prepon’s character Alex Vause might not have been a major part of Season 2 of the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” but everyone’s favorite drug smuggler is set to appear in all 13 episodes. Prepon took some time to talk to E! News on the red carpet at the 2014 Critics’ Choice TV awards on Thursday and explained how she has adjusted to performing so many sex scenes with Taylor Schilling (who plays lead character Piper Champman) for the female prison show.
“Honestly, Taylor and I are so comfortable with each other -- Thank God!” Prepon said. Season 2 of “OITNB” premiered on Netflix in June and many fans have already binge watched the entire season, leaving fans panting for more.
With the filming of Season 3 already taking place, Prepon revealed she and Schilling would be filming a major sex scene on Monday. She added she was thrilled they are so relaxed around each other. “We’re like, ‘Girl, thank God we’re so comfortable!” she said, and then added, “I can’t say much.”
There’s plenty of nudity on the show and Prepon admitted many of the actors are self-conscious. But with women of many different shapes on sizes on the hit show, the former “That '70s Show” star admitted they have been able to become more in touch with their bodies.
“All the women on the show are different shapes, sizes, colors and creed -- everything! You really embrace who you are, your curves and everything,” Prepon said. “So if anything on this show, it’s the most comfortable I’ve ever been because all of us just really embrace who we are. It’s wonderful.”
It was rumored Prepon didn't think "OITNB" was going to be such a hit, so when a commitment to Season 2 of the show came along, she didn't have time in her schedule. In an interview with Us Weekly, the now raven-haired beauty said "it sucked."
"... [show creator] Jenji Kohan and I wanted me to be in it more, but with the schedule, it didn't happen," she explained. "I was so bummed out. But I handled it, so I'm in every [episode] in season three. It is so good."