“Orange is the New Black” season four is nearing its premiere and some of the cast members shared secrets about the characters that they play.

In an interview with People magazine, Laverne Cox revealed how she was stunned after reading the script for her role in OITNB.

“When I read Sophia’s assault in her own salon, that brought me to tears,” said Cox, who portrayed Sophia in the Netflix hit series. She also admitted that she had some hesitations about filming the scene.

Cox also revealed how she got too connected to the character she portrays. “I’m a lover not a fighter. I was bullied a lot as a kid, and I always ran from the bullies. A lot of that came back when I was in that scene and our director … wanted me to be strong and sort of this defiant person and that’s not really who I am. I run,” she said.

The actress also saw her role as Sophia as an opportunity to educate the public’s vague understanding about the LGBT community. “But I thought it was a very important story to tell – and tell truthfully,” she said.

Cox is set to portray a regular character in the upcoming CBS legal drama “Doubt.” This gig made her the first transgender actor to play a transgender main character on a broadcast series, Deadline reported.

Meanwhile, Uzo Aduba, most popularly known as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in OITNB, admitted that she is having difficulty understanding her fans’ love of her character, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I don’t know why people respond to Suzanne. I wish I did. I would bottle it if I did, but I don’t know,” Aduba said in an interview that was included in the Netflix recently released OITNB season 3 on Blu-ray, DVD, and on Digital HD.

When asked to explain what she loves most about her character’ personality, Aduba replied: “Everything. I love her spirit of play and I love her joy.” The actress has won two Emmys and two SAG awards for her role as Crazy Eyes.

“Orange is the New Black” season four is set to kick off on June 17.