13 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About 'Orange Is The New Black.'
Jennifer Euston, the show’s casting director, and Kohan agreed that Prepon was too tough to play neurotic Piper. So, the two designed Alex around Prepon—including the character's glasses and black hair.
#12 The ladies wear "court-ordered granny panties" under their costumes on set.
Taryn Manning told a magazine that the authenticity of the prison panties allow the actors to get into character.
She also said the bras flatten their chests, giving them a "uni-boob."
Laura Prepon's That '70s Show character Donna totally predicted Alex's Orange Is the New Black fate.
#10 Natural chemistry.
The first scene Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling shot was the shower scene from the pilot. According to Prepon, the two had such natural chemistry that after one take Schilling said to her, "Thank God it's you!" The two have been good friends ever since.
#9 Susanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren.
Uzo Aduba's character was only meant to appear in the first three episodes. After seeing her performance, the writers and producers made her a recurring character.
#8 Why Orange in the title?
There is weird fact about the word Orange in the title, and it also makes sense in a weird way, this is because one of the filming location is on Orangeburg Road in Orangeburg, Orangetown.
Apparently it a place in New York.
#7 Pay attention the next time when there's a scene where Piper's on the phone.
Every time Piper goes to the phone, the same crying woman is at another phone.
#6 "Red" resemblance.
The character "Red" played by Kate Mulgrew shares a nickname with Morgan Freeman's character in "The Shawshank Redemption" and both of their characters at one point smuggled drugs into the prison.
#5 The scar that Nicky has is real!
Nicky has a scar on her chest from open heart surgery following a bacterial infection related to her drug use. It's a real scar that Natasha Lyonne got for the same reason.
#4 Laverne Cox has a twin brother.
He appears in a flashback as the pre-gender-transition version of her character, Sophia.
#3 The title name of each episode is said at least once in each respective episode.
The best reference we can give you on this is the season 3 finale. Who can forget that crazy episode?
Piper finally grew up and got tough!
#2 Ever wondered why Yoga Jones voice sounds familiar?
This is because the actress who plays Yoga Jones also played Patty Mayonnaise on Doug.
#1 There's a reference to American Pie!
In the pilot episode, Jason Biggs mentions two events from his past involving a webcam and a penis shaving incident, both of which happened to his character in the "American Pie" movies.
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