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Why Fans Saw Less of Alex Vause in Season 2 of 'OITNB'

Actress Laura Prepon, who plays Alex Vause on “Orange is the New Black,” sat with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez to answer some of the Internet’s most-asked questions about the star.

Prepon says scheduling conflicts, not Scientology, are the reason her role was scaled back in Season 2. But fans shouldn’t worry that Litchfield’s favorite bad girl is gone for good: Production for the third season is underway, and Prepon will return as a main cast member.

“It’s a whole new experience for me,” Prepon said. “I’ve never played a character like this before, and having this sense of sisterhood and family with these girls is really amazing.”

The actress also says she’s been able to learn more about female corrections facilities including how “the sentencing that they give to inmates is just pretty crazy and the corruption that goes on with the guards and the inmates, how that needs to be looked at.”

Credit: Paola Bolano, Ignacio Torres

Why Fans Saw Less of Alex Vause in Season 2 of 'OITNB'

Actress Laura Prepon, who plays Alex Vause on “Orange is the New Black,” sat with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez to answer some of the Internet’s most-asked questions about the star.

Prepon says scheduling conflicts, not Scientology, are the reason her role was scaled back in Season 2. But fans shouldn’t worry that Litchfield’s favorite bad girl is gone for good: Production for the third season is underway, and Prepon will return as a main cast member.

“It’s a whole new experience for me,” Prepon said. “I’ve never played a character like this before, and having this sense of sisterhood and family with these girls is really amazing.”

The actress also says she’s been able to learn more about female corrections facilities including how “the sentencing that they give to inmates is just pretty crazy and the corruption that goes on with the guards and the inmates, how that needs to be looked at.”

Credit: Paola Bolano, Ignacio Torres

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