Orange is the New Black has turned into a Netflix phenomenon and celebrities are eager to get their chance to spend a little time inside those fictional prison walls. In a recent interview with New York Daily News, actress Taryn Manning revealed West Orange resident, Whoopi Goldberg, really wants to join the comedy series! Livingston-born Chelsea Handler is also a favorite prospect when it comes to extending the cast.
“It’s so funny, Whoopi Goldberg came up to me one night at a club and she’s like, ‘I want on that show,’ ” Manning said about the Oscar winner. “I’m like ‘You? Why didn’t you just tell them? You’re Whoopi Goldberg.’”
Taryn, who plays Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett on the hit series, wasn’t the only cast member excited about the idea of more celebrities joining the raunchy yet hilarious bunch of cellmates. Selenis Leyva, who plays Gloria Mendoza, thinks funny woman Chelsea could easily play a dominant role on the show.
“I think she would definitely try to take over the kitchen and Red (Kate Mulgrew) would go to war with her and I would team up with Red.” “She would get around,” Selenis said. “I think that she would get around to Spanish Harlem, to the suburbs. She would get around. I think that she doesn’t discriminate, and that’s what I like about Chelsea Handler.”
Orange is the New Black Season 4 premieres on June 17.