Orange Is The New Black is one of today's best shows and it's not even on traditional television! The Netflix series has taken the world by storm and transformed what our idea of television actually is. But there is more to the series than just being a Netflix sensation. The talent who bring to life the characters that audiences love, are out of this world and one of those incredible talents is, Julie Lake.
You can imagine our excitement when we had the opportunity to speak with Lake about the upcoming season of Orange Is The New Black.
BECCA ROSE: What can fans expect from the upcoming season of Orange is The New Black?
JULIE LAKE: It is the best season yet. By far. I was laughing out loud through every new script I got. Some fun new characters join the cast, including one of my all time favorite movie stars (Lori Petty – Shh, don’t tell). Angie gets up to a lot of mischief, as usual.
BR: In your opinion, what is it about the series that makes it work so well?
JL: Genius writing and brilliant performances. I think it is also exciting for people to see a cast of so many women of diverse backgrounds. It is a huge ensemble show with tons of truthful, lovable characters – I think the characters are what really hook the fans.
BR: What is your favorite quality about your character and what’s your least favorite?
JL: My favorite quality is that at Angie’s core, she is a kind and loving person. My least favorite quality is that she is a follower and has no confidence in herself.
BR: Other than acting, what are you most passionate about?
JL: My fiancé, Jeff. He is my favorite person in the world. I feel like I won the lottery finding him. I can not wait for our wedding this December. I have also gotten really into mountaineering (well, hiking. There is something very meditative and peaceful about it. I am a naturally anxious person and stress out pretty easily, so getting out into the wild and hiking mountains on the weekends has become my way to decompress.
BR: Where can fans follow what you’re doing?
JL: Instagram: Julie__lake (that’s 2 underscores!)