BLACK DAYS FOR ORANGE

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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 for the tal­ented cast who have only grown in con­fi­dence as the show’s plot­lines have pow­ered from one un­pre­dictable twist to another.

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 ground­break­ing 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 the Aussie ac­tor weigh­ing in on the de­bate: 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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By Shan­non Mol­loy

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