Uzo Aduba Talks Celeb Stan Moment, Beauty & Advice She’d Give Crazy Eyes

There are many reasons to cuff yourself to NetFlix’s prison hit Orange Is The New Black: incarcerated cat fights that are way better than The Real Housewives, au natural prison beauty and characters as complex as Suzanne Warren, more affectionately known as “Crazy Eyes.” For season two, actress Uzo Aduba ditches the dandelions and becomes new villain Vee’s +1 to Litchfield domination.

At The Crosby Street Hotel, a bantu knot-free Uzo chatted about the role she initially auditioned for, her biggest celeb Stan moment (you’ll never guess who), how Black women are setting the standard for beauty (shout out Lupita Nyong’o!), and advice she’d give to her character and any girl in search of confidence.