Sometimes I have to really concentrate to separate my dislike of Piper Chapman and Taylor Schilling. I love Orange Is the New Black, and most of the actors (not Biggs), but I have a problem whenever Schilling is supposed to be conveying major emotions. She’s absolutely awful at crying and trying to be tough/angry/scary — better in scenes with Laura Prepon’s chemistry as additive. That said, I’ve really come to accept Schilling in the role of Piper; somehow it works because we all sort of despise Piper too. Still, I almost fell off the bed tonight when I came across the news that one actress who’d probably be even less fitting (no, it’s not Eliza Dushku, so I guess that makes *two* less-fitting actresses) almost got the role. Are you ready? Are you sitting down (I don’t want you to hurt yourself)? Have a looksie:
That’s right my friends, Katie Holmes almost made out with Laura Prepon (Katie does seem to be attracted to Scientologists…). Series creator Jenji Kohan says she’s a “big fan” of Holmes, and even met with the actress to discuss the role.
Bullet dodged? It’s still possible Holmes may guest star someday.