POPsessions: 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Danielle Brooks Shares Her Pop Culture Obsessions
One of our pop culture obsessions all summer: "Orange Is the New Black." Danielle Brooks, 23, is wowing viewers in her first major role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson — Season 1 spoiler: Weren't you a tiny bit glad Taystee made her way back to the prison, if only because it meant we were going to see her again? — and Season 2 should include even more screen time for the South Carolina native, since she was upped to series regular status. Currently at work on Season 2, the lovely actress took time out to share her answers for Yahoo TV's POPsessions questionnaire. Unsurprisingly, her repsonses are as fun as her "OITNB" character, and she has great taste in, well, everything.
1. What song wasplaying during your first kiss? Mother nature was the playlist, because I was definitely outside in the woods.
2. What website do you visit when no one is watching? Hi I'm Currently Obsessed, a website that highlights the beauty of natural hair and colorful skin!!
3. What was the first movie you saw? I can't remember my first movie, but one of my favorite childhood movies was "Cinderella," the Brandy version.
4. Who is the movie character you wish you could be? Cinderella, the Brandy version. She left with the man, the dress, and the sparkly carriage.
5. What movie makes you cry? "Boyz n the Hood."
6. What's the TV show you never miss? "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad."
7. What TV show would you like to live in? "Misfits" on E4. It's a British show. It's seems like it would be cool to have a superpower, to just turn invisible or go back in time and change things.
8. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall as a kid/teen? Who? Jamie Foxx. 'Nough Said.
9. Who is your TV crush? Harrison Wright from "Scandal," played by Columbus Short. That lawyer talk is sexy!
10. What is your karaoke song? Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up," and Adele's "Someone Like You." I know, polar opposites. Lol.
11. What do you eat/drink while watching a movie in the theater? It depends, but mostly I munch on fruit, and pick at my friend's popcorn.
12. What TV theme song do you still remember the words to? "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." It was my ringtone for like four years. Lol.
13. What's the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR? I don't have a DVR, but I have Netflix, and I love to watch the original programming, live comedian shows, and foreign films.
14. What is your favorite album? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," and India.Arie's "Acoustic Soul." I couldn't choose one.
15. What was your first concert? Usher.
16. What phone app do you use the most? Instagram.
17. Who is your favorite Tweeter? @IyanlaVanzant, she always gives such great advice.
18. What article of clothing can you not live without? A comfortable shoe.
19. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween? No.
See Brooks in a scene from "OITNB":
"Orange Is the New Black" is currently streaming on Netflix.
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