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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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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