Taryn Manning wants nothing, but the best for Britney Spears.

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress revealed why she reached out to her “Crossroads” co-star, after receiving backlash for doing it on social media. Manning shared a photo of the two and Zoe Saldana on the set of the film with an apology to Spears in the caption.



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She wrote: “First off, my apologies to Britney. I had no media agenda. Never was I seeking attention, nor press via Britney. The reason why I posted was because many fans of her contact me daily BEGGING me to do something. I used to not respond.”

However, the actress’ conscious reportedly got the best of her.

“Then, I started to ask for proof of these allegations they presented,” Manning explained. “Finally, I posted because it was eating away at me for months. What if there is something wrong? I wanted my post to be about the forgotten ones, hence the sentiment. I did not expect the amount of hate in my inbox though, and I don’t need it in my life, people can be cruel.”

The 41-year-old concluded the post by expressing her feelings for Spears and her well-being.

“I like Britney, we had a blast at that time, and I want her happy like any decent human would want for another,” the “Hustle & Flow” actress stated. “The Christian in me sees the Christian in her. You are so very loved ✝️”

Many of Manning’s followers empathized with the post. Markus Molinari, a human rights activist, commented: “I get it. I had a friend die recently and all I could think about was ‘Did i ignore the signs?’ You’re concerned and asking questions is always better then ignoring, then it’s too let __ I love you and you have the BEST HEART.”

Another user wrote: "The fact that you even have to apologize for your post Is upsetting. What is this world even coming to? They tear you apart if you show concern, but they also tear you apart if you don’t care. People are so disconnected from their emotions, it’s sad."

According to ET, Manning’s caption originally was directed at Spears.

“Not trying to get likes I could care less. I am worried about my friend and co-star. Too many times we let one go a-stray and never bother to poke our heads around. 'Not my chair, not my problem,” she reportedly wrote. “For all of you who hit me daily to do something. I hear you now! We care. Voice away angels this is your playground❤️ can’t phase us anymore. She is my focus. ❤️loving you."

Spears has not yet responded to either of Manning's messages.

Taryn Manning Taryn Manning is photographed at the Shorty Awards in New York City, on April 23. Photo: Getty Images