Guys. My mind has just been blown. I’ve been so obsessed with Orange Is The New Black that I just assumed these ladies were celebrities to everyone, not just me. So I assumed that even those people whose characters are no longer on the show were spending their days on white sand beaches, bathing in champagne and counting their diamonds. That’s how good this show is.
It never occurred to me to wonder what people like twenty-one year old Madeline Brewer, who played Tricia Miller on the show up until she…um…didn’t, were doing with their lives now that they’re no longer filming. (I’d tell you why she’s no longer on the show, but I’ve become super wary of spoilers based on the rabid reactions of some Game Of Thrones fans I inadvertently riled up. And then advertently riled up. Let’s pretend that’s a word.)
But you guys! I was excitedly cruising her Twitter the other day after she retweeted an article we wrote about Danielle Brooks, who plays Taystee on OITNB, and I came across the following tweet complaining about her manager.
— Madeline Brewer (@madkbrew) September 13, 2013
GUYS DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS. This means you could be sitting at a cafe on the Upper West Side of New York City (these are all the details I’ve been able to glean so far) and you could be approached by your server, Tricia Miller. You could be like, “Hey Tricia — no I will not call you Madeline — what a joy it is to see you off the drugs. Congratulations on pulling your life together. How was your time at Litchfield? Please promptly sit down and tell me everything, and I will tip you for your efforts.”
But as exciting as that daydream is, now that I’ve reenacted it in my head ten thousand times, I also want this post to be a call to action for casting directors. Madeline Brewer should not still be working at a restaurant and told to STFU by her manager Ling. As someone who served at a restaurant myself for two years and eight months of abject misery, I’m making it my personal mission to get her out of that nonsense in the postest of hastes. Because this girl is awesome.
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