The Surprising Reason Danielle Brooks Almost Turned Down Her Orange Is the New Black Role

Taystee is one of the most beloved Orange Is the New Black characters — but as it turns out, she almost wasn’t played by Danielle Brooks.

During a red carpet interview with E!’s Brad Goreski at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday, Brooks, 27, revealed why she almost turned down the role of Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the hit Netflix series.

According to Brooks, she was initially hesitant because her very first scene required her to be topless — and she wasn’t sure if...

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