Did you know that Uzo Aduba, the actress who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the show was almost a lawyer? Well, kind of.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Aduba spoke about her frustrations in the world of acting. Just prior to winning the job on Orange is the New Black, she considered tossing it all for a career in criminal justice as a lawyer. While that would have been quite interesting, it would have also been a tremendous loss to the acting community. Aduba brings such pathos to her role as Crazy Eyes on the series, and her performance has done much to bring the struggles of the mental health community into the public eye. We’re so very glad she didn’t quit.
Since Aduba is such an acting chameleon, perhaps we’ll someday get a scene of a lawyer in a courtroom in someone else’s flashback on OITNB. Now that would be meta.