Cast Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Celebrates Its Ensemble Win At SAG Awards
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK CAST CELEBRATES SAG AWARD WIN
The cast, including Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman), Uzo Aduba, (Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren), Danielle Brooks (Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson), Yael Stone (Lorna Morello), and Selenis Levya (Glora Mendoza), got together for a group shot holding their awards.
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Schilling discussed the group’s profound diversity in her acceptance speech on behalf of the cast. “We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families that have sought better life here — Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland,” she said to a cheering crowd. “And we know that its going to be up to us, and all of you probably too…to show that what unites is stronger than the forces trying to divide us.”
In the wake of Donald Trump‘s recent executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly-Muslim countries, the SAG Awards were filled with impassioned political speeches celebrating the importance of diversity and immigrants. Watch Schilling’s entire speech below.