No worries, Orange is the New Black fans — it doesn’t look like we’ll be losing an important cast member next season! Although it was rumored that Laura Prepon wouldn’t be returning to the show, the actress herself made a point to shoot down those reports over the weekend.
“I know what’s happening, but I can’t spoil anything,” she admitted. “But I’m definitely coming back for season two. I know there’s a lot floating around, but I can’t wait to get back there. It’s exciting.”
On the Netflix series, Laura plays Alex, the former girlfriend of Piper (Taylor Schilling). Things didn’t end well for the ladies, though, which makes it a bit awkward years later when they’re in the same prison for smuggling drugs back when they were dating. Although Piper has a fiance in the present day, she and Alex eventually kissed and made up (literally), but by the end of Season 1,they’re back to not being on speaking terms once again.
Naturally, Laura’s character plays a major role on the show, so fans were disappointed when the reports came out that she wouldn’t be returning. Glad she could clear that one up!