Fans of the show Justified will know the name Mary Steenburgen. She plays Katherine Hale on that show, and has quite a history when it comes to film as well (um, Back to the Future 3 anyone?) so it is cool news to hear she will be joining the cast of Orange is the New Black next season. The most interesting part is, we know she is joining the cast, but we don’t know if she will be wearing orange (inmate) or black (guard).
Anyone who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s will know her work, and also know she is usually playing a very sweet, soft spoken woman. Justified sort of changed the way we look at her, and it adds some ambiguity to her forthcoming role on the prison drama. Will she be joining Piper and her girls, or will she be donning a badge and kicking some butt? I would like to predict she will come on as an inmate who seems sweet initially, but shows her true colors eventually and becomes the new baddie. Just a prediction, folks. We will see how it plays out next season when we actually see her on the show.
The best part is, even if i am wrong by then, you will have forgotten about this.
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