(NEW YORK) — Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role as Piper Kerman in the Netflix dramedy. And you’ll never guess how the actress celebrated.
“It was insanity. Everybody came to set. The entire cast came,” she explained to People magazine. And although there was no cake, “there were lots of bowls of oranges.”
“People were putting them down their shirts. I put them down my shirt. They were throwing them, we were bouncing them off walls. It was bonkers,” Schilling continued.
Schilling wasn’t the only one nominated from Orange Is the New Black. In all, the show garnered 12 Emmy nominations, and co-star Laverne Cox made history as the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award.
“It was a fantastic day,” Schilling added. “I am so proud of our show. I could not be more proud of everyone.”
So how did Schilling find out she was nominated?
“I was sitting in my apartment in New York, and I needed to go, but I realized I also was going to need to acknowledge the Emmy nominations before I left,” she explained. “I didn’t really want to be at home, so I just walked to the river, which is really close to my house, and then I took my phone off airplane mode and called my publicist. For some reason it was very important to me to be outside.”
Schilling hasn’t started thinking of what she’ll wear to the Emmy Awards — which are being held August 25 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles — but she knows what color she won’t wear.
“Someone would have the right to throw eggs at me if I wear orange,” she quipped.
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