Orange er den nye sort Kimiko Glenn på livet efter Poussey

Advarsel: spoilere foran.

Herrer resten af ​​Litchfield er optøjer, når vi først møder Brook Soso (spillet af Kimiko Glenn) i sæsonen 5 premiere af Orange er det nye sort, Hun kaster øjnene ud i biblioteket og klumper en kopi af Rilke. Dage before became the woman with a penchant for German literature, fan-favored Poussey Washington (accented by a bite) by a correction officer under a prison protest in what would go down as one of the most heartbreaking scenes of the mess. Hendes fangede vi med Glenn for at diskutere, hvordan hennes karakter – og resten af ​​fængslet – handler om livet efter usynlig tragedie.

Var du overrasket da Poussey blev dræbt?

I had literally said last season: “Things are going for good. They will write me from the show. I’m going to be released. Something dramatically going to happen.” But I would never have thought for a million years that Samira [ Wiley] should be the one to go because she is so loved. Da vi fik det script, var det så chokerende. None of us treated it well. I shouted a lot. Måske burde jeg ikke have; Maybe I should have kept my seje a little more.

Hvordan håndterer Soso denne sæson?

Her love died just tragically and suddenly, so she treated it in her own way. The way in which she deals with it is a little different than the way in which the friends treat it. Poussey var alt hvad hun havde. Ikke alene sørger hun – hun er alene igen helt. Hun har en meget hård tid.

In view of the fact that it takes place over three days, there is no time for her to properly cycle through the stages of sadness.

I think she’s pretty much fast in denial and anger. Men ustands helps to get her out of it. It has only been three days, so the wounds are really open at this time. It was very easy for me to get in touch with these feelings because it really felt like a big loss – the show goes on without her but the cast and the crew love her and we did not expect it at all. Jeg var virkelig virkelig ked af det, så det var ret nemt at komme derhen.

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Og Jeneé helps to get Soso back on track too.

Hun [Jeneé] er den der begynder at få mig til at gå igen. Hun får mig til at udslippe min vrede ved at løbe og slå en pude og ting sådan, fordi hun også har meget vrede – ikke kun om Poussey, men bare generelt [latter]. Hun lader meget af sine følelser gennem fysisk aktivitet, så hun tager mig under sin fløj. Det starter med hende og vokser derfra. Folk til sidst sympatiserer nok for at hjælpe hende [Soso], som jeg var taknemmelig for. Jeg ville få scriptet og være som: “Åh! Nogen bekymrer sig!”;

Lyder fysisk krävende.

I should have used some technique because I could not go the next day. We did so many takes. It was more of an emotional weapon of weapons.

Bogen memorial scene for Poussey var virkelig rørende.

Det er en måde, at hun virkelig kan kanaliserer sine følelser: She and Taystee create this memorial and it is a beautiful book memorial. Then there is time to take care of her and there is time to reflect on her and her life. It is not only anger and rebellion and justice. It is a small artistic, creative hallway of books.

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Poussey elskede at læse. Hvad savner Soso mere om hende?

Companionship, hovedsagelig. They both needed someone to understand them. There was a point where Poussey was like: “I need a boyfriend.” And there was a point when I said, “I need a friend.” Der var ingen der lyttede til hende; Folk blev irriteret med hende. She became very frustrated and depressed – she tried to commit suicide, badly. På har nogen gå, “Hej, jeg får dig” og griner med hende og lytter til henne var en stor lighthouse for hope for her, and it was removed in a second. Hun fik ikke engang farvel hun kunne ikke se hende. Hun blev taget væk fra cafeteriet og hørt om det efter fakta. It goes to show the gaps in the prison system.

Hvad tror du Soso vil gøre, efter at hun er frigivet fra Litchfield?

I think she would have a mere mature activist attitude and follow in Piper Kermans footsteps – she wrote the book and is big in the Women’s Prison Society and Captive Rights.

Orange er det nye sort har altid været en mester for mangfoldighed. Have worked on the show affecting the roles you want to take forward?

I am very selective. Jeg underholdningsindustrien er det så vigtigt. Vi forme hvordan samfundet tænker på en virkelig subliminal måde. For the longest, I always grew as secondary because my stories are never told. It is always centered around a white person. When an Asian is brought in, there is a mention of their Asian as being the dandruff of the ham. That’s the way we think in a big way. I’m very American – I’m of course half Japanese, but I do not like when it’s the center of attention unless it’s an important story. I would like to be considered a human, not just an Asian. I was set for so many prostitutes and accented roles and sword-driven ninjas before I finally was economically stable enough to go “No! I can not do it anymore.” I will represent the Asian Americans who live in America, who are not stereotypen. There is definitely a lot more work to do, but fortunately it has become much better.

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This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.