January 18, 2021

Natasha Lyonne Talks ‘OITNB’ Season 5 and Getting Intimate With Yael Stone

“I would love some iced black coffee,” says Natasha Lyonne. It’s about 10 a.m. on Friday, the day Netflix released the fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black,” and she has a jam-packed day of interviews ahead of her. Coffee — iced coffee — was an absolute must.
Those who watch “OITNB” are well acquainted with Lyonne’s character, Nicky Nichols, who is best described as a walking tornado with a drug addiction and a penchant for smudged black eyeliner. Those who are familiar with Lyonne’s trajectory know that she and Nichols have a few things in common, including a kooky, restless demeanor, which in the case of Lyonne, often causes her to speak in a British accent.
WWD caught up with her about the latest season of “Orange Is the New Black,” her on-screen and off-screen relationship with castmate Yael Stone (Lorna Morello), as well as the film she wrote and directed for Kenzo’s upcoming fall 2017 campaign. Find what she had to say about each of these below.
WWD: We start season five in total turmoil. How will this play out for the rest of the season?
Natasha Lyonne: We end season four seeing Poussey murdered at the hands of authority figures.

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