I remember being a little nervous about not being able to draw from the incredible pool of talent on the West Coast, but of course I couldn’t have been more wrong. The show wouldn’t be nearly as good, in my opinion, if we hadn’t been able to cast all these incredible actresses who have been working in theater forever but weren’t known faces to most television audiences. There were all these different bodies and shapes and colors that came in to audition, women who had gone to Juilliard or been on Broadway, but no one wants to put them on TV because they don’t necessarily fit into a TV executive’s idea of what’s beautiful. Or because no one is writing roles for them. The problem is multi-faceted and tremendously complicated, of course. Anyway, I think theater is actually way ahead of TV and film when it comes to representing diversity and different perspectives in the world. Hopefully we’re starting to catch up now.
— Lauren Morelli via Comedy Crush: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Writer Lauren Morelli | Autostraddle (via autostraddle)
just a few of my favorite celebrity reactions to justin’s arrest
To see your world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
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