This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 17th August 2018 > Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

PARTING SHOT

Illustration by BRITT SPENCER

GEORGIA-BORN, JUILLIARD-TRAINED, TONY AWARD–NOMINATED DANIELLE Brooks left theater to do two episodes of Jenji Kohan’s Orange Is the New Black in 2013. That quickly turned into a regular gig, as fan favorite Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson. After the fever-dream anarchy of Season 5’s prison riots, the ladies of Litchield Penitentiary meet hard reality in Season 6; now in a maximum security facility, they frantically make plea bargains to avoid extended sentences. The blame falls heaviest on Taystee, who saw the rebellion as an opportunity to demand justice after a guard killed her best friend, Poussey (played by Brooks’s Juilliard classmate Samira Wiley). But even as her trial becomes a rallying cause for Black Lives Matter, the usually optimistic and resilient Taystee, now in solitary coninement, is skeptical that a jury can ind sympathy for someone like her, a product of the system. “Her life has just been so devastatingly hard”, Brooks tells Newsweek. “There are so many people like Taystee, who are truly living that, day in and day out.”

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 17th August 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 17th August 2018
€5,49
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 0,74 per issue
SAVE
87%
€37,99
Or 3799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 1,06 per issue
SAVE
80%
€4,49
Or 449 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

The Elon Musk Effect The tech visionary intends to make the world a better place even if he has to decimate U.S. manufacturing first. Plus, Russia’s militarized push into the Central African Republic is another step toward shifting Africa’s power dynamic from West to East.
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
A Pocketmags si ottiene Fatturazione sicura Ultime offerte HTML Reader Regali Loyalty Points