Su­per se­ries:

Yael Stone, the Aussie star of Orange is the New Black, warns the new sea­son is go­ing to be full of un­pre­dictable ter­ror, re­ports SHAN­NON MOL­LOY

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Orange is back

YAEL Stone pre­dicts the new sea­son of Orange

Is The New Black will be a “car­ni­val of ter­ror”. And that’s a great thing, she says, for the tal­ented cast who have grown in con­fi­dence as the show’s plot­lines have pow­ered from one un­pre­dictable twist to another.

Australian Stone, who plays Lorna Morello in the Net­flix and Fox­tel prison drama, ad­mits “with some shiny, notable ex­cep­tions, we all came into this show as no­bod­ies”, but have held tight to­gether through ev­ery ground-break­ing scene.

The death of in­mate Poussey Wash­ing­ton (played by Samira Wi­ley) at the end of sea­son four came as a shock to fans and the en­sem­ble, forced to farewell one of their own.

“I read the (script) and screamed when I got to that line,” Stone says. “Say­ing good­bye to our friend, to lose Samira was re­ally, re­ally hard … It was like los­ing a sis­ter.”

Sea­son five picks up the ac­tion al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter the killing, with the pro­duc­tion set in ‘real time’ – with all the ac­tion this sea­son to take place over the course of just three days. I guess the only com­par­i­son I can think of is 24,” Stone ex­plains. “It’ll be re­ally in­ter­est­ing.”

Com­par­isons with Fox­tel’s Went­worth have been in­evitable, with Stone weigh­ing in on the ques­tion: which cast of feisty fe­males would win a fight?

“We might have the mind games over them, or we all might just make out,” Stone jokes. “It would be su­per hot.”


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