OITNB Season 2 Scoop: Taylor Schilling Weighs In on Laura Prepon Exit
We love Orange Is the New Black so much, we think of it in all of our waking hours, and we’ve added drawstrings to all of our pants to fit right in. And despite rumors that Laura Prepon (Alex) isn’t going to be back for Season 2 of the Netflix show, we maintain hope that her love story with Taylor Schilling’s Piper will carry on.
E! checked in with Taylor and Danielle Brooks (Taystee) on whether Alex and Piper’s love will continue when the show returns. "Alex is one of the great loves of Piper's life, if not the great love, and I think that anytime you have a bond like that it never really ends," Taylor says of their onscreen chemistry. "It continues to play out — it's like the layers of an onion. I'm curious also to see where the writers take that relationship."
Taryn Manning, who ingeniously plays Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett — toe-up teeth and all — says that with Season 2 filming back in action, she has yet to see Laura on set. “I don’t know what’s going on with all of that,” Taryn told TVLine earlier this week. “For me, I can’t worry about that. I’m just there doing my job.”
While we’re waiting with bated breath, we were eager to hear Taylor’s side of things. Is Laura staying away because she and Taylor have love for one another onscreen only? Taylor says nope. "Well, you know, I don't really know anything about that, I just know that she's an amazing actress and I've really had an incredible time working with her and I know that there's no end to that relationship,"
Though we’re no closer to answers on what is going down with Laura Prepon and Season 2 of OITNB, we can’t wait for the show to return — no matter what happens with casting.