“I definitely thought of it as a comedy at first because the lines I was getting for Taystee were so comedic,” Brooks says. “But then when I saw what was happening with the other characters, I saw it wasn’t always funny.”

“It just feels authentic,” adds Aduba. “On some days in prison you might just need to get out of there, but on some days—not all days, but some—you might be able to see the sky and see the blue in it. We play all of that.”

Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba for Backstage 

Laverne Cox, Natasha Lyonne, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon and Uzo Aduba attends the 4th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Tatiana Maslany & Uzo Aduba at the Critics Choice Awards 2014

My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means “The road is good.” Quick lesson: My tribe is Igbo, and you name your kid something that tells your history and hopefully predicts your future. So anyway, in grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”

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Serving The Wiz Scarecrow looks (ft. Wig Jane in the background).


Mobile blogging a.k.a only reblogging text posts because none of the pictures load


Laverne through the years.


get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.