A lot of the time television shows and movies have such elaborate costume and makeup teams that when you see the actors and actresses on the red carpet or in interviews, they look completely unrecognizable. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that what you see on the screen is always what you get.
That’s the case with the hit prison drama Orange Is the New Black, as many of the stars of the show don’t look like hardened criminals in real life. Go figure.
But seeing their pictures side-by-side shows how dramatically one can change for a role.
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne Warren (Crazy Eyes)
After having mostly unsuccessful auditions, Aduba got the call that she got the role of Crazy Eyes on “Orange is the New Black,” forty-five minutes after she decided to quit acting altogether.
Looks like that’s working out pretty well now.