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Uzo Aduba Can't Choose A Fave 'OITNB' Character For The Best Reason

You won't find "common" or "flat" female characters on the show.

Actress Uzo Aduba can't pick a favorite "Orange is the New Black" character -- and there's damn good reason why.

"I'm not even trying to be dodgy on this," she told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski on Wednesday. "I like all of them. ... All of the characters are so grossly different from the last. What I love about Gloria is so different from what I love about Morello. What I love about Big Boo is so different from what I love about Pennsatucky or Nicki Nichols or Piper or Red." 

Aduba, who recently received her second Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Suzanne Warren (a.k.a. Crazy Eyes) on "OITNB," explained that while many on-screen female characters fall into the trap of becoming archetypes, "OITNB" embraces complexity.  She said:
 

What I'm attracted to about the show is how I'm seeing so many different types of women be able to stand as individuals and have specificity to their dimension that make[s] them outstanding, rather than just sort of common and flat.

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