#Interview With Diane Guerrero of ‘Orange Is The New Black'

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You used #Flaritza for a pic with your OITNB bestie, Jackie Cruz.

That’s my girl Flaca and me, Maritza. Every time we take a picture together, they’re always kind of silly and we have a whole group of people who enjoy our pictures together because we’re like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and in the show we’re always together so when we have #Flaritza moments or #FlaritzaFridays, it’s just a picture of both of us and we’re just usually doing something silly or have the same shirt on or just doing twinsie things that’s what it is.

#RainbowsandKittens. It was a pic of a beautiful rainbow.

I was in Nantucket filming a movie, Peter and John. It’s a period film and Nantucket is gorgeous, nature there is incredible. I mean deer and bunnies and just tons of different kinds of birds. I saw this beautiful rainbow; I’ve never seen a rainbow like this it was a double rainbow. It literally went all the way from the ocean down all the way to where I was staying and it was not even just half a rainbow it was a full-on rainbow. It made me so happy it reminded me of #RainbowsandKittens which is the two things that make me so happy.

Talking about kittens, what were you thinking when you used #WackyKitty?

#WackyKitty refers to my eyes in pictures. They always come out white or kind of like demonized, kind of like a kitten when you take pictures of a cat. But I liked the picture so much—I don’t know why—that I was just like, “Oh I can just put #WackyKitty and it’s going to be totally ok. There’s also this person who follows me called @CatFeces who every time I post something about a reference to a cat she always posts and I think it’s really funny. And out of everyone I always answer her, “Waddup @CatFeces!” It’s pretty funny.

What hashtag would you use for the second season of OITNB?

#FlaritzaShenanigansBackAtIt. In Orange I would say #Shenanigans #BlowingUpTheKitchen. We don’t blow it up but it’s just funny because every time we were on set it was funny because Jackie [Cruz] and I would just add spices to the pot. We don’t know how to cook. Every scene we’re just adding mad salt and mad jalapeños and stuff because that’s how we think that it’s going to look like we know how to cook. #BadCooking.

How about a hashtag for your new show, Jane the Virgin?

I’m really excited to go on that journey with them. We don’t know how much of a journey I’m going to be on because I’m a recurring character and not a series regular. #Recurring #HopefullyMore #MakeMePartOfTheStory because no person can go through their lives without their best friend and relying on someone.

What hashtag would you personally retire?

#Blessed. I just can’t. I feel it’s not necessarily genuine but I also feel like, a lot of people aren’t blessed. I guess it’s giving reference to the Big Guy upstairs and saying thank you so much for blessing me with this goodness on me but I don’t like it. I just think it’s kind of in your face I’m blessed! I’d retire that #blessed.

Catch season 2 of Orange is the New Black June 6 on Netflix.

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JTrivinoAlarcon.

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