The last time we caught up with “Orange is the New Black” actress Selenis Leyva, the show was just starting to gain traction. The show is now a monster hit that has changed the lives of all involved with the project.
“Life is very different. I can’t go anywhere without being recognized, without being showered with love,” Leyva said. “We have such amazing fans worldwide.”
Besides the fans response, Selenis is most proud of the conversations the show and its characters have started: “I’m really proud of the fact there are so many different types of women – strong women – six latinas, that’s unheard of in a successful, critically acclaimed show, and we are a crucial part of the success of the show,” Leyva said. “We are introducing people to so many different subjects: the LGBT community, women’s issues, prison reform…this show is really educating and starting conversations across the board.”
Stay tuned for season 3 of “OITNB” on Netflix and be sure to check out Selenis try her luck at Fusion Live’s game show-within-a-show, “This or That.”