Actor Laura Prepon spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her character. Prepon plays Alex on OITNB.
She revealed Alex has an “F you Piper” moment.
Prepon said, “That’s their relationship, and that’s what’s so interesting about them.”
She added, “They love each other and they hate each other, and it’s frustrating and passionate, but there’s definitely some vindication there, for sure. Piper thought she was crazy all season, but she wasn’t.”
Prepon revealed season 4 would offer more backstories. It introduces more characters and includes “more people in the prison you’ll get to see.” Prepon also considered season 4 as one of the best by far. She thinks fans will be happy.
She said, “Our writers are so good and Jenji is just so awesome, and they really, we just keep proving ourselves over and over again and Netflix just let’s us do our thing, man, it’s incredible.”
Variety reported Samira Wiley’s (Poussey) comment about season 4.
“I feel like we’ve got something really, really different to what we’ve put out before with this coming series.”
The website also quoted actor Dascha Polanco (Dayanara Diaz), “Season four will push the envelope to the next level.”
The show’s creator Jenji Kohan spoke earlier at the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour. She revealed Piper’s other inmates would take centre stage this season, Express reported.
Kohan said, “I think Piper’s definitely on a journey, we work through the vicissitudes of likability.”
“The theme thing was hard this year,” she explained. Kohan added, “We start with political agendas, the corporatization of the prison, the stratification of people into their little mosaic groups. We want it to be a surprise, but [you can expect] all the fun stuff like race and hate and some things from current events that we wanted to filter through our lens.”