On the one hand, we could definitely get used to showing up at work everyday in what is essentially pajamas, without having to do our hair or makeup. On the other, we wondered if the stars of Orange Is the New Black feel they need to try extra hard to dress up off-screen just to remind us that they’re very pretty ladies.
“I always like to dress up, I enjoy it,” Taylor Schilling (Piper) told us on the red carpet of the PaleyFest: Made in New York OITNB panel.
“Hopefully people have looked up the cast and seen, ‘Oh, they’re decent looking women,’ ” Taryn Manning said, though she doesn’t mind getting into Pennsatucky’s jumpsuit and rotted teeth. “It actually makes it really fun to … push the point across that I’m acting and it’s a character.”
As an actress who’s relatively new to the seen, Danielle Brooks (Taystee) seemed to be enjoying the fashion perks of the gig. “I’m actually wearing an Anya Ayoung Chee outfit, she was one of the winners of Project Runway,” she told us. “I feel great in this outfit and not to be in a prison jumpsuit!”