Rosie O'Donnell 'Begged' for a Part on Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
ETOnline writes that Rosie O'Donnell revealed on the Orange is the New Black Season 2 premiere red carpet that she "begged" to be featured on the show.
"...this is the best female ensemble ever on TV!" O'Donnell said. "After I saw the first two episodes, I'm like, 'Who do I call?' Let me get knifed in the shower -- someone give me a part on this."
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The actress is set to receive the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year's Tony Awards ceremony on June 8 in recognition for her commitment to arts education for NYC public school children. She has appeared onstage in Broadway's Grease, Seussical and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as off-Broadway's Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also produced 2003's Taboo.
The second season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, consisting of 13 episodes, debuts next month on June 6.
About ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: The second season of Netflix's Orange is the New Black goes back behind bars for another sentence with the fearless, funny and unforgettable inmates of Litchfield prison.
The series' ensemble includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne "Vee" Parker.
Recognized by AFI as one of the Top 10 Programs of the Year and recently recognized with a Peabody Award,Orange is the New Black is from Lionsgate Television, executive produced by Jenji Kohan and based on Piper Kerman's best-selling book of the same name.
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