“Orange is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco spilled some hints on the future of the Daya-Bennet romance in the upcoming season of OINTB.
Polanco plays Daya Diaz in the Netflix hit series, while actor Matt McGorry plays Litchfield Penitentiary correctional officer, John Bennet. The two characters have a child together.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Polanco admitted that she would love to see Daya and Bennet getting back together.
“I would love to see that, but you have to be realistic. He walked out of her life and her main priority right now is figuring out how she can take care of her child.”
Polanco added that she only found out Daya and Bennet would break up when she got the script for the episode.
“We’re [the cast] is kind of like the audience, since we find out what happens from episode to episode and we can’t wait to see what happens next,” she explained.
When asked on how she felt about it, the actress said: “I was sad but proud. He had to do what he had to do, and I think Dayanara tried to live a fairy tale. But she’s in jail, and there’s a disconnect there.”
McGorry previously revealed that Bennet is not dead.
The actor also hinted that it is possible that he will reprise his role in the upcoming “Orange is the New Black” season 4.
“I think it’s always possible. He’s not dead – as far as I know,” he said. But when asked for more details about the future of his character in the next season, he declined to reveal more details.
Bennet’s disappearance in previous season was linked to Aleida’s drug-dealing boyfriend, Cesar. Speculations indicated that he might have staged his disappearance to secure the safety of his baby with Daya.
Meanwhile, Polanco is scheduled to seat in the panel for People en Español’s Festival this weekend in New York City. The actress will talk about breaking barriers and creating awareness about diversity in the entertainment industry.
The fourth season of “Orange is the New Black” is set to return on June 2016.