Actress Taryn Manning has assured her fans that she is not quitting Orange is the New Black. Check out what the actress had to say.
In her Instagram post, Manning shot down a report that claimed she will no longer be part of the upcoming season of OITNB. She wrote: “#quit #never maybe fired but No. I Love my squad! Silly magazines but still love ya! Xoxo.”
InTouch recently wrote that Manning quit the hit comedy/drama series. The article has been removed from the publication’s website since.
Apparently, the magazine claimed that Manning wanted to distance herself from her OITNB character and was planning to move from New York to Los Angeles. OITNB is filmed in New York.
A Netflix spokesperson also confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Manning is not leaving the show and assured fans that the actress will still appear in the upcoming installment.
Manning struggled with substance abuse issues in the past year. In a 2016 interview, she admitted to hitting “rock bottom.” The actress added at the time that her busy schedule prevented her from checking herself into a rehab.
“I am truly grateful for what some may call hitting rock bottom. I am not ashamed of this obstacle because I have accepted that it is okay to not be okay. I’ve never felt more accepted, forgiven and supported than during this period in my life. This is not easy,” she said.
Taryn Manning’s Role in Orange is the New Black
The actress has been known for playing Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in the Emmy-winning show. She is among the original characters of OINTB when it premiered in 2013.
In the previous season, she got assaulted by Litchfield Penitentiary’s new correctional officer Charlie Coates (James McMenamin). Pennsatucky’s best friend Big Boo (Lea DeLaria) encouraged her to get revenge but instead, she forgave the man who raped her. Big Boo turned her back on Pennsatucky.
Aside from Tanning and DeLaria, other fan-favorite OITNB stars who will come back in season 5 are Taylor Schilling (Piper), Laura Prepon (Alex), Kate Mulgrew (Red), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky), and Danielle Brooks (Taystee).
Orange is the New Black season 5 is expected to premiere in June 2017. Drop by by GoshTV again for further updates.
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