Orange Is The New Black is coming with its last season with plenty of surprises in store. Danielle Brooks who plays Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the series, tells how season seven scripts left her mind-blown.
The 29-year-old SAG award winner chatted with PureWow. She was asked if she could speak to what season seven has in store for her character. She laughed a hearty belly-laugh and said, “Nope.”
When she was asked about how she felt after reading the season premiere script and subsequent episodes:
“I was actually shocked when I was receiving the scripts and reading them,” she said. “I was shocked at how much further they could push these characters, especially Taystee. My mind was blown.”
Brooks explains, so far that she wasn’t sure she’d be able to rise to the occasion. “In season six, I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this,’ and then we get into season seven and I’m like, ‘I really don’t know how I’m going to act this out,’” Brooks admitted.
In the end, she says it all came together. “We did it and I think people are gonna leave satisfied. I think they’re going to feel full and feel like we’ve answered all the questions that they wanted to be answered. I think people will still leave feeling hopeful for Taystee at the end of the day.”
The final season of Orange Is the New Black will premier later this year