What Does Crazy Eyes Look Like Out of Character? — Uzo Abuka In Real Life (PHOTO)
While Orange Is the New Black doesn't totally transform its actors as thoroughly as some TV shows — especially a period piece like Game of Thrones — many of its actors look very different in the real world than they do in orange prison garb.
One prime example is Uzo Abuka, who most fans know as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. On the show, we're used to seeing Uzo with her hair in tight knots, and her eyes emphasized in a way fitting her character's heartbreaking nickname. Suzanne is a lot of things — layered, complex, shockingly sympathetic — but traditionally stylish or beautiful isn't really one of them.
Real life is a different story. As you can see in the split pic above, when she does away with the intense eyes and trades in her prison garb for a sharp dress, Uzo is totally stunning. In fact, it's hard to believe she's the same person! It's amazing the difference the way you style yourself can make.
Speaking of Suzanne, fans of the character (and isn't everyone?) will be happy to know that Uzo's a series regular in Season 2, which premieres tomorrow, June 6. The more we see of her, the better!
Mark your calendar! Orange Is the New Black Season 2 premieres on Netflix on June 6, 2014.