Laura Prepon Sets the Record Straight on 'OITNB'
By ROBERT PACE
September 24, 2013
After years of bouncing around on various shows after That '70s Show, Laura Prepon has landed a regular role on Orange Is the New Black. However, rumors have circulated that she might not be headed back to the show for its second season.
At Variety and Women in Film's (WIF) party on Friday toasting the female Emmys nominees at Scarpetta restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills, Prepon discussed her experience on OITNB and revealed whether she will return for Season 2.
"Scheduling is kind of...intense but I'm definitely coming back for the second season," the 33-year-old actress announced. "I love the show and my character's a badass. ... [Taylor Schilling] (co-star) is amazing and Jenji Kohan (creator), I love her. All my girls, I miss all them so much and I'm definitely going back."
While OITNB is just taking flight, the acclaimed series Mad Men has begun its descent after six seasons. The AMC drama recently revealed that Season 7, its last, will be split into two parts that will air in 2014 and 2015.
"I think it's nice. Thankfully, it's become an event, which is great, and it's an honor to think that people want to see it like that," Elisabeth Moss ("Peggy Olson") said of the show's decision to split the final season into two seven-episode parts.
"... I'm watching 'Breaking Bad' like that right now, and I like it. It draws it out. I don't want it to be over. So, I think it allows people to absorb the fact that it's ending and enjoy it."
While most of the actresses at the event, including Moss, listed Breaking Bad as one of their favorite shows currently on television, the crime drama has been in direct competition with Mad Men at many awards show for the past few years.
Although the Variety WIF party took place before the Emmys, during which Breaking Bad nabbed the Outstanding Drama Series award over Mad Men, Jessica Paré ensured that there's no hostility between the two casts.
"'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men' are two of the best shows on television right now. It's a new brand of television. I mean, I love the 'Breaking Bad' guys. We end up at a lot of events together," said Paré, who plays wife to Jon Hamm's "Don Draper" on the show. "So, no...we're not going to like 'Taylor Swift' them."