Interview With Julie Lake From OITNB

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin

First things first, congratulations on the success of Orange Is The New Black. The third season is underway right now on Netflix while a fourth season has been ordered. Why do you believe this series is so successful?

I think the fans love the characters on this show and get hooked following their stories. It is a huge ensemble of diverse women who are funny and sexual and real, and I think people are loving getting a chance to see that on TV. 

Believe it or not, there are many people out there who have yet to have seen OITNB. Can you describe Angie Rice the best you can?

Angie is a goofy meth head with very gross teeth. She has a bawdy sense of humor and has some of the funniest lines in the show (not to brag :)) She is sweet at heart, but her deep insecurity leads her to do whatever her best friend Leanne tells her to do – including bully other girls. She loves getting into trouble and making people laugh.

This series is sort of like my personal favorite, The Walking Dead, in which every character who has ever been a part of the series is forever linked to the success. How does it feel being a part of the OITNB cast?

It is definitely a privilege to be part of the cast. I feel very lucky that the show has been so successful.  

Can you take us through the entire process from the moment you find out about episodes to the finishing of the entire season?

We get a draft of the script about a week or so before we start shooting.  Then we shoot.  Then on to the next until we have completed the season.  We do not know what is happening with our characters throughout the season or which episodes we will be in, so we just have to go off what we get in each script and trust that the directors will lead us in the right direction.

The Litchfield Correctional Facility is full of cliques. If you could add a completely new clique to Litchfield and be the leader of it, what type of clique would it be?

I would like to be the queen of the drama clique. We would be a bunch of musical theater nerds putting on plays and loudly singing, laughing, and annoying the shit out of the other inmates.

OITNB will have a fourth season, how long can this series continue?

Hopefully a long time. They do not tell us this stuff, so I have absolutely no idea. But as long as the fans keep watching, I bet they will keep making it.

As far as binge-watching is concerned, what are your thoughts on it?  Are there any series out there that you binge-watch, or any that you would want to?

I binged so much TV this year that now I have to be super careful to keep myself in check any time I start a new series.  I binged Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, The Jinx, The Fall, Bloodline, House of Cards… the list goes on.  I have to limit myself to one episode per night.

What is it like on set? Can you describe the atmosphere of a day on the set of OITNB?

It is always super fun to be on set.  We are all good friends, so when we are not acting, we are usually piled into someone’s dressing room hanging out and talking. Emma and I spent a lot of time watching What Not To Wear on Netflix together.  I actually really want to be on that show – I desperately need clothes. How do I make that happen??

You come from a Theater background and you also had your own web series, are there any other projects you would hope to do or are doing in the future?

Yes, I am pitching a television show with some friends from my sketch comedy group right now.  I am working on another web series with a friend from high school, and I am also writing my own feature. So I have a lot of creative projects going on at the moment. 

Here at Blended Entertainment, the object is to bring people together through essentially blending entertainment. In that case, who are some of your favorite entertainers out there?

I think top of my list right now are Louis CK, the Duplass brothers, and Lena Dunham. They are all making the kind of work I would like to make.

Also can you educate all of us about your life?

My life right now is pretty simple. I just moved out from LA to NYC to shoot the next season of Orange.  I am getting married in December in New Orleans, so we have been planning a lot for that. I am hoping to do a lot of hiking this summer outside of NYC.  And then I will be writing and hopefully volunteering for the Women’s Prison Association – I just sent in my application. 

Thank you for your time Julie, is there anything you would like to say to our readers and fans of your work?

Thanks to my fans for all the support and sweet comments on Instagram and Twitter! Orange fans are the best people – love you guys! 

Russell Westbrook and Marshawn Lynch

Being that this is the blog where all forms of entertainment meet as one, I wanted to share my thoughts about two athletes and video game related news. First and foremost, you have one of professional basketball’s superstars from the Oklahoma City Thunder in Russell Westbrook. Although OKC missed out on making the NBA Playoffs this year mainly due to injuries, Russell Westbrook was big time. He is a superstar and for that he was rewarded as cover boy of NBA Live 16. The upcoming basketball game from EA Sports will try to dethrone the NBA 2k series and reclaim a crown that once belong to them. Despite missing fifteen games this past NBA season, Westbrook posted career high per game numbers in points, assists, rebounds, and steals. So while NBA 2k16 will have three different cover athletes in Steph Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis, NBA Live will have just one. I’m more of a fan of just having one cover athlete but four top notch athletes will be rewarded this year. I want to know if the necessary improvements are going to be made in NBA Live 16 to make it worthy for me to buy it. The graphics are looking better but I do need to see more of what this installment has to offer. Can Ea Sports create a great basketball game again?

In other news, Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks has done some motion capture work and will be included in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The game is due later this year and will feature him in a villainous role. I am interested in seeing how this will play out. This is something that has not been done before. To take an athlete and use them in this capacity is sure to peak the curiosity of “Beast Mode” fans who may only play as his likeness in the Madden video game franchise. This is not only interesting but congratulatory as well for Marshawn. He has taken so much flack for his interactions or lack thereof with the media, so to see him get this honor to be in one of the most successful video game series ever is truly a good distinction. Both video game franchises are trying to push the envelope. Only time will tell to see if either game is a must buy.

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Mockingjay Part 2

“Join The Revolution”. This is the tagline for the final installment of The Hunger Games film franchise. Scheduled for release in November of this year, the film finds Jennifer Lawrence back as Katniss Everdeen for one final battle. Will Katniss and her friends prevail in taking out President Snow? Check out the teaser below.

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On June 20th, the flashy Adrien Broner who has been a champion in multiple weight classes will be going up against one of the top ranked welterweight contenders out there in Shawn Porter on NBC. The Premiere Boxing Champions will showcase the two Ohio natives will be fighting in Vegas to increase their odds of one day being the heir to the throne of boxing that is currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. In anticipation of the fight, I asked Shawn Porter what we should expect from him. Check out his response below. Will Adrien Broner have a response?

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Terminator Genisys and Ant-Man

Two blockbuster movies that are both expected in theaters this year have released more revealing trailers earlier today. Not sure what the idea is, but the new Terminator trailer seems to be full of spoilers. The Ant-Man trailer shows Paul Rudd in action and includes some of his interactions with ants. Both movies are due out in July and I’m more excited about Ant-Man. I’m not too excited to the point in which I’ll be rushing to see it opening weekend, but still excited nonetheless. Long term, I want to see how Paul Rudd fits into the Avengers cast if they decide to go that way. I am more interested in Ant-Man being a part of the team and not as a solo character. Paul Rudd would be gold in the copious amount of banter that takes place between Earth’s mightiest heroes. Look out for Thomas The Tank Engine in the Ant-Man trailer. Which blockbuster are you more excited for?

As for Terminator, T1 and T2 are classics and the expectations are very high.

Interview w/ Melissa Flentzeris

Melissa Flentzeris is a Youtube prankster on the rise. The Sydney, Australia native took some time out of her schedule to chat with us.

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First things first Melissa, welcome to the Blended Entertainment family. A lot of people(guys) really want to know your age.

Thanks! I’m 25 years old

How is the culture in Sydney, Australia different from the United States?

I think overall we are a little more laid back.

What was the first prank you ever pulled in your life?

My first prank I ever pulled was when I was around 7 years old and I pretended to cut my friends hair with scissors but had a piece of fake hair in my hands already and she thought it was her hair, it was hilarious!

You’ve done some music videos before, would you hope to do some more?

I’m always open to doing music videos.

What separates you as a prankster from other female pranksters?

My willingness to try new things and not play safe.

For anyone like myself who wants to or will be traveling to Australia in the future, is there any advice you can give them? Where to go for the best time? Where to eat? Where to shop?

There are plenty of beautiful places to see and eat in Sydney! I would recommend going to Marquee or ivy or “The Club” night club for a good night out. There are many good places to eat in an area called Surry Hills, and to shop definitely in the city and Paddington.

Do you currently have any favorite pranksters other than yourself of course?

I have many favorite pranksters!

If you could collaborate with someone, whether they’re a prankster or not to create an ultimate prank, who would it be?

It would probably have to be Betty White! Her show is hilarious and I’m sure she could pull of a great prank with me.

As a female prankster, do you feel as if you represent females everywhere?

When you decide to go into the Entertainment world you are choosing to show your self publicly so in a way I try to be a good role model but by being myself.

Where do you hope to be 5 years from now as an entertainer?

I hope to get into film/television.

Thank you for your time Melissa. Any last words for the readers, fans, followers, and those who will be interested in seeing more of you?

I’d like to say to everyone thanks so much for the support and I’ve got many more pranks on the way and keep on supporting me and showing me love!

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OITNB Season 3 Promo

One of Netflix’s hit series, Orange Is The New Black is coming back for its’ third season. The ladies of Litchfield are back on June 12 to once again entertain us with their struggles, drama, and coming of age moments as each are trying to rise up the food chain. I am very excited and will binge-watch within a couple of days despite how much of a longer wait it’s going to be between the third and fourth seasons. The promo for the upcoming season is below as well as a couple of cast interviews from the past.

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