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11 Questions for Orange is the New Black’s Aduba

Todd VanDerWerff | THE A.V. CLUB   in 
August 29, 2014

Uzo Aduba in Orange Is The New Black

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee.

Like many of the cast members of Orange Is The New Black, Uzo Aduba was mostly an unknown when the Netflix series burst onto the scene last year. Yet as more and more people consumed the women’s prison dramedy, Aduba’s work as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren received notice from numerous corners, both critical and otherwise. The praise for her work has only intensified with the recent release of season two of the show, which adds Aduba to the show’s regular cast and delves into the complicated, tragic backstory of Suzanne.

1. Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?

Uzo Aduba: I think it was Queen Latifah.

AVC: What was that like?

UA: Awesome, because I’m a fan of hers—huge fan. I got to be on her show, and she was everything that I had hoped she would be. She has the most generous and kind and warm spirit. Smart lady, too.

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