Uzo Aduba

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

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The Orange Is the New Black actress told Deadline that after a tardy audition, she thought acting wasn’t in the cards for her:

“I was crying on the subway all the way home, and not like, loud, audible crying, but the tears, the ones where you just can’t stop them from coming down your face. I just couldn’t stop it. I was sitting on the train, and I said to myself, ‘this is it, I’m done.’ I had never in my life before quit. Then, 45 minutes later, I got home and I got a phone call. I’ll never forget it for my entire life. I could be 98, and my grandkids can be like, ‘Grandma, when did you get Orange is the New Black?’ and I’ll say, ‘5.43 pm. September 14.'”

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