Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky Nichols in Orange is The New Black, is reported to be making a comeback in Season 4 of the Netflix hit series which is slated to premiere in the summer of 2016.
Talking to reporters at the Television Critics Associations summer press tour, Lyonne said she was excited to read about her character resurfacing in the next installment of Orange is The New Black. "I would actually argue that there were huge stakes for Nicky Nichols this season much more than any previous season. It makes sense that a self destructive person would end up where she did," she said.
Nicky was sent to a Maximum Security prison after she was caught trying to sell Yvonne 'Vee' Parker's (Lorraine Toussaint) heroin with the help of baboonish guard Joel Luschek (Matt Peters), who threw her under the bus when Joey Caputo (Nick Sandow) found a bag of the drug in his office.
Speculation of Nicky's return was further boosted when she attended the cast of Orange is The New Black in the panel. But she refused to provide more details of her supposed comeback and possible redemption in Season 4. Lyonne said coyly, "I can't speak to [that]."
In an interview with EW, Lyonne said it would be interesting to see how a stint at a Maximum Prison have an impact on Nicky's character when she returns at Litchfield.
She said, "It could really go both ways. People respond all kinds of ways to intense [situations] beyond rules. That kind of discipline sometimes brings out the best in people and sometimes brings out that much more anger and rebellion. Certainly, at a certain point, I think Nicky would have to come to terms with her childhood and do some reconciling with her past if she's going to make peace with being an adult."
Meanwhile, in an interview with ET Online, cast members of Orange is The New Black shared their experience while filming the fourth season in an extremely cold lake. They also spoke how they made fun of Dascha Polanco's fake breast. Polanco is playing the character of Dayanara Diaz who is pregnant in the upcoming season.
Polanco had to wear fake breasts during the filming to make her look more pregnant and her co-stars had so much playing with it.
"We were playing with Dayanara's breasts - not her real breasts, her fake ones. We have pictures. I put mine up on Instagram but then I got in trouble and had to take it down," Lea DeLaria,who plays Big Boo, said.
In the same interview, the cast said that the lake scene was their all-time favorite part while filming Orange is The New Black Season 4 despite the freezing temperature.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays the character Aleida Diaz, commented, "I cried throughout the entire lake scene because I saw all the stories come together and it was beautiful and the journey was so clear.
Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren, agreed with her, "I loved it. That was my personal favorite day of work of the entire season. It was just such a freeing moment. These are women who have been confined and restricted and to see that brief glimpse of who they outside of that world. They got to step outside for that one breath and be those joyful, loving, full and happy people."