“I always doubted auditioning because of my weight.
I’ve always acted and pursued theater – it was something I had always wanted to do when I was young. But I felt I would be rejected because of my physical appearance. Orange is the New Black has given me the opportunity to show that I have curves and I have talent too. It’s been a battle, you know, because I’ve never been skinny. But I’ve embraced it. Now I have the opportunity to show everyone that this is sexy. I can dress in the same attire as someone else and carry myself in a sexy manner, a beautiful manner and a prideful manner. What matters is how I play the role – not my size.”
- Dascha Polanco
Photographer: Antia Pagant
Fashion Editor: Soukena Roussi
Make & Hair: Mirna Jose
Model: Sigail Currie @Q Model Management.
Kerry Washington in The Vanity Fair 2013 Hollywood Portfolio
The prettiest elderly woman I’ve ever seen. Black really doesn’t crack
Oh my god I thought she was like 20
Brought my new puppy Charlie into work the other day. Had to follow the employee dress code