The Orange Is The New Black star, Taryn Manning, attended the show’s third season screening. The screening was intended to raise funds for the Women’s Prison Association at the Ainsworth.
The screening benefitting WPA was held on June 12, 2015 in New York City.
The ladies in orange gave back to the WPA at the premiere party. The association helps women and their families adjust and thrive to life outside of prison.
Actress Jackie Cruz, who plays Flaca shared her sincere thoughts regarding the association.
“I am here to help people learn about the real-life versions of our characters and how hard it is for them to start over after doing time. The Women’s Prison Association is the type of organization that helps them live productive lives when they get out. It’s an honor to help support their important work,” said Cruz.
Manning, whi is the vocalist of Boomkat and co-owner of Born Unicorn performed her latest solo single “All The Way” for the attendees of the event. Apart from Manning, Jackie Cruz, another cast member to watch for this season of OINTB, also sang during the screening event.
OINTB actresses Ruby Rose and Alysia Reiner were also present during the event.
Manning’s role on the Netflix hit show was Pennsatucky. Pennsatucky was a former meth addict and a wannabe pro-life preacher who has mellowed out.
In an interview with Headline and Global News this month, Manning insisted that Pennsatucky is her definite opposite.
“She’s nothing like me,” the actress said. “It’s totally fun. I love playing unapologetic or non-humble characters. In real life, I’m really shy and pretty quiet, so that’s how I get to be a total a**hole.”
According to Taryn Manning, her role will become more likeable this season. She also added that people should keep an eye on the other side of the one-dimensional character of Pennsatucky.