Orange Is the New Black cast members Taryn Manning and Jackie Cruz are busting out of Litchfield Penitentiary this May to meet fans of the hit prison drama at MCM London Comic Con.
Actor, singer-songwriter and fashion designer Taryn Manning stars as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett in the Netflix series. A former drug addict in prison for shooting an abortion clinic worker for ‘disrespecting’ her, Pennsatucky has a mean streak and a bigoted outlook, but begins to turn over a new leaf from Season 2 onwards. Manning’s other small screen roles include Rita ‘Cherry’ Zambell in Sons of Anarchy and Mary Ann McGarrett in CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 remake.
Jackie Cruz (The Shield, My Own Worst Enemy) plays Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales in Orange Is the New Black. A recurring character for the first three seasons before being promoted to series regular in 2015, Flaca is behind bars for selling fake LSD at her high school. Sporting goth make-up and a love for The Smiths and Depeche Mode, Marisol is close friends with Maritza (Diane Guerrero) and their banter is a source of much of the show’s comic relief.
MCM London Comic Con returns on 25-27 May. Tickets to the show are available here.