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Join our live chat with Uzo Aduba, 'Orange Is the New Black's' Crazy Eyes

Join Uzo Aduba -- "Crazy Eyes" from Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" -- for a live chat on Friday.
Have a question for "Crazy Eyes"? Join us Friday for a live chat with "Orange Is the New Black's" Uzo Aduba.

There's no shortage of interesting characters populating the women's prison in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," but Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, menacing and endearing (often at the same time), probably wins the prize for originality.

How many convicts can convincingly pull off a monologue from the Shakespeare tragedy "Coriolanus" and mark their territory for all to see in a shocking, primal way?

We'll be talking to actress Uzo Aduba in our studio on Friday at 2:30 p.m. PDT about that infamous scene as well as Crazy Eyes' prison flirting techniques, her love for the Bard and the vulnerability behind those scary peepers.

Aduba originally auditioned for another part on "Orange."

A month later, her agent called and gave her the old good-news, bad-news routine.

Aduba didn't win the role she sought, but the producers wanted her for Crazy Eyes.

" 'What in my audition would make someone think I'd be right for a part called Crazy Eyes?' " Aduba thought. 

And we'll ask her just that on Friday.

Along with a bunch of other stuff -- and your questions too.

If there's something you'd like to know, leave the query in this post's comments section or tweet it to us with the hashtag #asklatimes.

See you Friday.

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times
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