Uzo Aduba Travels Down Under
Uzo Aduba, the breakout star of the hit show Orange Is The New Black, spent the last couple of days in Australia launching Netflix.
The 34-year-old actress was joined by one of her fellow co-stars and Australian native Yael Stone along with a slew of other celebrities to launch the global online streaming website. Aduba best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” on the critically acclaimed prison drama is having a stellar year. The actress won a SAG Award in January for her performance on the hit show for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and was nominated for her first Golden Globe in the same category.
The event marks the first time Australian audiences have been able to watch streaming content at the same time as their U.S. counter parts. While at the event, Aduba had a chance to mingle with fellow actors including Daryl Hannah, Debra Ann Woll (True Blood) and Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo) and even got to strike a funny pose with the group.
Aduba is currently riding her breakout year like a pro, praising the entire cast and crew of OITNB for her success. Netflix announced last month that the third season of the show will premiere this June. This upcoming season’s theme will center around faith according to Jenji Kohan, co-creator of the series, and will include more violence and sexual scenes. There has also been a couple of added cast members this year including Mary Steenburgen as Mendez’s, aka Pornstache’s mom.