Danielle Brooks Speaks About the Importance of OINTB

Danielle Brooks in "Orange Is the New Black"

Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks celebrates the importance of the show and the diversity it brings to Hollywood.

In the run-up to Season 6’s highly anticipated release, Danielle Brooks was interviewed by NME about what to expect from the upcoming season. During the interview, she was asked about the show’s relation to current events and the importance of the show. In response, Brooks highlighted the successful diversity in the OITNB cast:

“It’s incredible to be part of a show that’s trailblazing Hollywood and how we view television, from literally the inside out, from having a more diverse cast but also having a more diverse crew too – [that] has been really cool. You know, and really showing Hollywood that you can make a dollar and put women that are of all shapes, sizes, ages, and different sexual backgrounds on television and people will enjoy it,” Brooks said.

“They will love it and eat it up and I think it’s really changing the face of Hollywood, and I think our show has definitely spoken about things – like #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, LGBT rights, the list really can go on and on, the topics that are ringing true to America but also the world, clearly,” she continued. “And I think we really are influencing people to change their views a lot.”

Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black will arrive on Netflix Friday 27th this month.