Seventeen years after ET's first interview with Laura Prepon her career is still thriving, thanks in part to a bit of wisdom she picked up early on.
The 35-year-old Orange Is the New Black star sat down in honor of our 35th season, and the actress revisited her first ET interview with us in 1998.
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At the time, Prepon gave us some insight into how to survive the cutthroat competition of Hollywood.
"Just do not give up," a then-18-year-old Prepon said.
According to Prepon, those words have stood the test of time.
"Younger me had some good advice, because it really is, like, you can't give up," Prepon told ET.
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Prepon's persistence has paid off in her acting career. After starring in That '70s Show, she appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Are You There Chelsea? and OITNB. Now, she can soon add published author to her resume.
The actress' upcoming cookbook with nutritionist Elizabeth Troy, The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health, is available March 1, 2016.