Laura Prepon may be a dead woman walking on Orange Is The New Black, but it has nothing to do with cliffhangers or a desire to wear sexier costumes.
Though her rep denies it, sources say the actress, a Scientologist, is having second thoughts about playing a lesbian inmate. “Scientologists aren’t fond of the gay lifestyle,” says an insider. “Laura has nothing against gay people personally, but she takes her religion seriously and being a gay icon isn’t something she wants for her career,” adds the tipster.
The actress, 35, who banked plenty of cash from That ’70s Show, has other projects in mind,” the source adds, plus “she’s asked for so much money, it’s obvious she wants to shop herself out of the shop.”