How perfect! What’s next for you?
Gimme Shelter is coming out, and I’m just working. I’m definitely working on a few things I’m interested in – there’s a fashion thing in the works and a few music things. But I don’t like to talk about the projects until they’re completed. I want it to be like ‘Boom!’
What are you feeling now that it seems some doors have started opening – with hopefully more to come?
I’m very proud to be representing Latinas and women of color, young mothers and full-figured women. I just love that we’re seeing different types of people on screen. It’s so exciting. I just want people to not be held back like me in the beginning. Really, I want them to realize that everything and anything is possible with dedication. Keep on believing, keep on going.
Watch season 1 of Orange is the New Black now on Netflix.