Here he is behind the scenes with Dascha Polanco (Daya) and Jackie Cruz (Flaca).
4. And he even gave himself a little cameo.
6. Kate Mulgrew (Red) played the mother of Taylor Schilling (Piper) on the TV series Mercy from 2009 to 2010.
8. Laura Prepon’s That ’70s Show character Donna totally predicted Alex’s Orange Is the New Black fate.
10. Real Piper (Piper Kerman) wasn’t in jail with Wolters, but she did get flown to Chicago to testify and that is the only time she saw her ex-girlfriend.
12. And Uzo Aduba (Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren) originally auditioned for the part of Janae Watson (Vicky Jeudy).
13. She probably would have been great at the part because she was actually a track star growing up.
24. The cigarette lighter Taystee uses would actually create a fire.
25. Brooks and Aduba are really good friends in real life, and both have amazing voices.
26. Not only is Annie Gordon (Norma) not mute, she was in a band called The Shirts.
27. Brooks told BuzzFeed she didn’t meet Teeka Duplessis, the actress who played Little Taystee, until after they shot all of her scenes. But the resemblance is uncanny!
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