Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba Says Crazy Eyes Is “Romeo AND Juliet”

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It’s no coincidence that Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, the resident romantic on Orange Is the New Black, is so darn good at reciting Shakespeare. Actress Uzo Aduba is a self-proclaimed “theater baby,” who made her name on Broadway in the revival of Godspell from 2011-2012. When VH1 News caught up with her at the Broadway premiere of Romeo and Juliet (starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad), we tried to get some scoop on who she would be wooing with poetry and prison yard flowers next season.

“I haven’t thought about it, but I know that Crazy Eyes, obviously, is a lover, like Romeo AND Juliet,” Aduba said. “I’m sure she’d probably want to play this story out on the show, if she had the chance. I’m just excited to see what season 2 is going to bring. I think the audience has a lot to look forward to.”

Uzo Aduba

Darn, so we’ll have to wait until 2014 to see what kind of “swirrrrl” she’ll be attempting on screen. Does she plan on returning to the stage anytime soon, now that she’s a legit TV star?

“I’m always open to any kind of role that’s available,” she said. “I love to tell good stories. Anything that’s a strong inventive exciting piece that has a great cast, I’m always interested in being a part of. But I’m having a fantastic time right now doing Orange… I have all of that right now on Orange. But I’m a theater baby at heart, so I would always want to find my way into the theater – my way back home, as it were. At some point, when the time allows.”

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