Three stars of Orange Is The New Black have surprised a bride on her wedding day.
Couple Tegan Hunter and Louise David recently got married in Australia. The former arranged for some of the cast to surprise her new wife by making an appearance at the reception.
Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo on the Netflix show, made a speech at the event, where she revealed she had brought Danielle Brooks (Taystee) and Australian actor Yael Stone (Lorna Morello) along with her.
A bride wanted to surprise her new wife at their wedding. Big Boo had just the thing.
Posted by Netflix on Thursday, March 1, 2018
The latter told the couple and their guests, “We’ve waited a long time for this” in reference to same-sex marriage now being legal in the country, after new laws were passed in December 2017. “We’re really, really proud that we can be here and celebrate you guys individually and celebrate this change across this beautiful country that needed to change,” she said. “This is a beautiful moment.”
DeLaria later took the mic to sing Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Taking A Chance On Love’. Watch footage of the stars’ surprise appearance above.
Last year, the creator and executive producer of Orange Is The New Black acknowledged the criticism that was aimed at the show’s fifth season.
The Netflix comedy-drama, which debuted in July 2013, had its fifth season released in full on June 9, 2017. However, many fans of the show were disappointed by the 13 episodes of the latest instalment, with season five currently scoring just 73% on Rotten Tomatoes – a sharp decline from previous seasons, including the 98% that was attained by Orange Is The New Black‘s second season.
“We had lost a bunch of the original writers,” executive producer Tara Herrmann said. “It wasn’t anyone’s fault. It was just a new dynamic —people were attached to the characters as viewers, not as creators.”