Mind Blown OITNB

So I discovered Orange is the New Black about a week ago and I’m a tad obsessed.
tumblr_mt0ge4hV3P1si3tc1o1_500Yes, I know, I’m a bit behind the 8-ball. But I watch so many movies that I’m ALWAYS behind on TV series.

Although when I get hooked, I really get hooked.

I had the week off work this week for “life maintenance” aka all the boring crap you never find time to do, and spent the majority of it binge-watching OITNB (I’m about halfway through season 2).

But a couple of mind-bending things occurred to me.

– It took me an episode or two to place where I knew her from, but I interviewed Taylor Schilling in Australia a few years back with Zac Efron for The Lucky One. I remember talking to her about Tim Tams of all things (if you haven’t had Tim Tams, you need to get on that).

– A couple of work mates pointed out to me that the Jersey girl Lorna is actually Aussie actress Yael Stone.


Firstly, what?! Seriously?! I just can’t get over it. And it’s super strange to hear her Aussie accent.

I suddenly realised today, she was in a Aussie TV show called Spirited I used to watch.

And then I remembered.

I saw her on stage years ago in the Belvoir production of Diary of a Madman with Geoffrey Rush. It only came to me, because at the time I had recognised her as the girl from Spirited. I remember thinking she really held her own against Rush – going toe-to-toe with one of Australia’s acting greats. Not only that, but she actually shaved her head for the part!