Rosie O'Donnell: I 'Begged' to Get Cast on 'Orange Is the New Black'
By Bryan Lynn
Orange Is the New Black super-fan Rosie O'Donnell caused a bit of a stir at the red carpet premiere for Season 2 of the Netflix hit when some cast members said they were just as excited to see her as she was to see them. But was her appearance on the red carpet a hint that she might be joining the show?
"Oh my God, oh my God, they're all here," said Rosie at Thursday's New York premiere. "This is crazy, this is the best female ensemble ever on TV!" Rosie explained that she went to the premiere because she was invited by her friend Natasha Lyonne, who portrays sassy prison inmate Nicky Nichols.
When asked whether she'd been asked to guest star or do a cameo on the show, Rosie said unfortunately that hasn't happened yet. "I begged. After I saw the first two episodes, I'm like 'Who do I call?' Let me get knifed in a shower -- someone give me a part on this.”
Series star Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman) wouldn't give away too much about the new season, but did provide fans a little hint about her character's direction. "I think that Piper is in a different situation than she's ever been in -- the circumstances of her life are more extreme than they've ever been. So she's finding new ways to cope, and that's bringing out new sides of her."