Orange is the New Black Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes – Huff Post Live

Hey Cuties,

How was the weekend? Mine was pretty good; I got a little R&R. You know as much as a three year old and ten year old will allow. We went to a Princess birthday party on Saturday. My daughter wore her tiara and glitter tutu for two days. I told her to put on her pajamas and she did, but she put the tutu over them and still had on her crown. We officially have glitter everywhere. Sunday I took the kids to #TheBeachDC which is a “beach” exhibit at the National Building Museum in DC. I will share that with you later this week.

Last week I had the honor of participating in a Huff Post Live Q&A Session with Emmy Award/SAG Award winner Uzo Aduba from Orange Is the New Black {OITNB}. This was my first time on Huff Post Live so I was really nervous. I must say the staff over there made things really easy and I was able to relax and just enjoy the experience.

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Waiting for our segment to go live.

They featured three of my favorite bloggers during the Q&A. Myself {MimiCuteLips}, Christine {Mom’s N Charge} and Te {The Style Medic}. These are my Blogging Boo’s as I affectionately call them.  We were permitted to ask one question.

OITNB is a Netflix television comedy-drama series that started in 2013. They have 4 Golden Globe Nominations, 12 Emmy Nominations {3 wins} for Season 1, 2 Screen Actors Guild nominations {2 wins} and countless other awards. I was a fan of the show before I ever watched because I saw the cast members on some of my favorite Talk Shows. The world is waiting on season 4 while I binge watch to catch up.

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My Question Card is ready while I wait for my turn.

Uzo Audba got her start in theater before becoming our favorite Litchfield prisoner known as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren. She has taken over Hollywood and showing them she is boss. Fun Fact: She is a classically trained vocalist.

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Uzo was all smiles when I showed up on the screen to ask my question.


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Me asking my question. That banner at the bottom is everything. HELLO WORLD!


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Uzo’s natural reaction to someone asking for spoilers.

Question: Where does the future of Litchfield {prison} stand now that it is being taken over by corporate?

Answer: She is like all the spoilers (laughter) Um; you know I can’t tell you specifics as far as where it stands. I think what Jenji {Creator} started exploring in season 3 is something that is actually very real within our penial system right now. There are privatized prisons and what does that mean when the business of owning a prison is big business. I think you can sort of guess for yourself what that might look like when you’re dealing with human lives.  In order for your prison to be successful you have to have prisoners. That means you have budgetary cost you are trying to meet and what sort of tension that can create and foster in that type of environment. I think it’s exciting that Jenji is bold enough to touch on that subject and to really try and tackle it and she is so smart to try and do it.


Are you an Orange Is the New Black fan?

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 If so who is your favorite prisoner? What is your favorite Netflix show? Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    OMG, I love National Building Museum in DC! We were there in April and my kids LOVED it.

  2. Jennifer Pridemore

    What an awesome experience! Such a neat fact that she is a trained vocalist.

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That’s so cool! I’m a huge Orange is the New Black fan. I just started watching it recently, and it’s amazing.

  4. Alli

    What a great opportunity! I’m probably the only person who has never seen OITNB. I don’t really have a favorite on Netflix. I’m no fun at all, but it sure looks like you had a great time. Congrats! You rocked it.

  5. Jeanette

    I actually have not seen the show, but I heard it is an awesome one! You did a great interview. I would have been SO nervous!

  6. Jenn

    OMG! I love that show! Crazy eyes is so talented and my favourite character. She is stunning in real life! I really enjoyed this interview

  7. Ascending Butterfly

    Girl get it with your logo t-shirt on and everything! I totally need to start watching this show! I love her answer quite frankly, the prisons aren’t the only places that are ‘privatized’ and ‘corporate’ – it’s change that isn’t necessarily any better, it’s just filling a different set of pockets and no one is really getting ‘re-habilitated’.

  8. Kristin

    I haven’t watched it to be honest. Im so busy all the time i always forget to tune in.

  9. Shaney Vijendranath

    I’ve heard so much about the show but haven’t watched it yet! Sounds awesome, need to make time to catch up.

  10. rika

    I heard about this show before . I have Netflix. Thanks for letting me know about this. I have to check it out. My favorite show ? Cooking

  11. Ron

    This looks like a good one to watch. Never heard of this until now.

  12. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I have not seen Orange is the New Black. I guess I might be living in a different dimension. LOL. Anyway, I think you did a good job with the interview. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Mykidsguide

    Oh, you had a busy week. It must have been so exciting to participate in that event. I was smiling while I was reading about your daughter. Wearing a pajama with a tutu and a tiara sounds so familiar!

  14. Michele D

    What a fun experience! I will admit, I haven’t seen the show as of yet but I’ve heard great things about it so far.

  15. Chubskulit Rose

    U have never seen any episode of the show but a friend of mine is hooked in watching it. Must be exciting to talk to someone you admire.

  16. Alyssa C

    Love Orange is the new Black. Speaking of, I definitely need to catch up.

  17. Bonnie @ wemake7

    Yes! I didn’t think I would be fan and now I’m addicted and waiting for the next season to arrive lol!

  18. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    I haven’t seen the show yet but I’ve heard so many good things about it. I’ll definitely have to check it out after reading this post though!

  19. ricci

    Awwwwww…I love Crazy Eyes!!! I think she is just gorgeous in real life and is just so funny!!

  20. Mistee Dawn

    I have actually never seen this show, but I plan to start binge watching this winter!

  21. Lynndee

    I’ve read some about the show, but I’ve never seen it. We just got Netflix though so I will check it out one of these days.

  22. Tanya C. {@Treats by Tanya}

    I keep hearing about this show but still have yet to watch it. Don’t burst into tears laughing…but on Netflix – my kids have been binge watching Reading Rainbow! So, I’ve that theme song stuck in my head lol

  23. Rosey

    My son and his wife love her! I haven’t seen the show, but that’s not unusual for me. I watch about 4 hours of tv a year, lol. Not joking.

  24. Chrystal | YUM eating

    OMG this post just totally made my day. For some reason I swear I read an article not too long ago that OITNB was over and that is why the latest season seemed so rushed and just off. I was angry because so much was left hanging. Good to know there is a bit more to come.

  25. Dawn McAlexander

    I am kinda jealous right now. I love Orange Is The New Black. It may be my favorite show. And you have gotten to interview Crazy Eyes? That is awesome for you!

  26. Erin

    You know what… I’ve never even seen the show! Maybe I should change that?

  27. Ann Bacciaglia

    I am such a fan of hers and the show Orange Is The New Black. I would love to be able to ask her a few questions.

  28. Sandy KS

    I love watching the “Orange is the new black”. I have always liked watching Crazy Eyes and a few others. I tend to follow along my favorites and their lives.

  29. Kori Tomelden

    I still need to see this show! We just recently got Netflix and I’ve been told that this show is a must watch.

  30. Megan Elford

    Oh wow, what a great opportunity! I would love to have my question picked and answered by one of the cast. You must have been so excited!

  31. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    We love OITNB and have enjoyed learning about the characters. I’ve read a few articles about Uzo Aduba and find her to be a very interesting person.

  32. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great experience! I am a big fan of Orange is the New Black as it is a unique show!

  33. Kiwi

    How freaking lucky are you???! I love OITNB and you got to interview Crazy Eyes!! So fun lucky!!!

  34. Uplifting Families

    It sounds like you had a great weekend. Our weekend was tough.

    Wow, that is cool that you ended up on Huffington post live. Great job!

  35. lisa

    What a great experience! I haven’t see the show, but I am in the middle of reading the book. I’ll have to check out the show on Netflix.

  36. CourtneyLynne

    Omg how cool!!! Both hubby and I love orange is the new black! Such a great show. Already waiting for the next season lol

  37. Angela Kanellopoulos

    That seems like such an awesome experience! I have never seen the TV Show OITNB but I have heard such great things about it! Great post!

  38. Emilee Speaks

    I love OITNB! She’s one of my favorite characters too. She’s a beautiful actress. This was really awesome!

  39. Aisha Johnson Adams

    Amazing post! My son loves that show. I have never seen it, but I am going to send this post over to him. Seems like you had a great time. Amazing…

  40. Patrice

    Awesome experience, don’t watch orange is the new black often just know a lot of folks love an addicted to this show. From what I have seen awards it has excellent directors, actors & actress.

  41. Ayanna

    WOW, what a great experience! I love that show and am a big fan of Crazy Eyes. Great question and congrats on the great opportunity!

  42. Nicole

    Wow such a cool experience to have! I follow all of the ladies listed blogs so am so proud of you for such an awesome achievement.

  43. Holly

    I like Orange is the new black, although I was disappointed in this last season. It wasn’t that great. She is a great actress too and I saw she can sing too.

  44. Shawana

    I love OITNB but I’m behind on season 3. Crazy Eyes is one of my favorite characters; great actress! Congrats on such a fab opportunity.

  45. JoAnna

    What a cool experience! I tried to get into OITNB, but I said “eh” after the first episode.

  46. Jonna

    How cool is that? I haven’t watched the show, but I know it is a huge success. This is a great opportunity for you ladies – so happy for you all!

  47. Michele

    Never watched the show, but I’ll have to check it out. Great post!

  48. Adanna

    We were supposed to go to the DC beach, but didn’t make it. I can’t wait to see your photos and hear about it. Congratulations on appearing on Huff Post LIVE how exciting! I’ve never seen Orange is the new Black (I know where have I been) but I love how Uzo Abuda is killing these interviews and the industry.

  49. GinaB @ Mirror Watching

    Mimi what an awesome opportunity! That banner on the screen was everything. Do it girl!

  50. Jaye@Curvatude

    Love her and her crazy character and look at you all cute in your branded tee! Werk!

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