Uzo Aduba Poses for Harper's Bazaar

Uzo Aduba Poses for Harper's Bazaar

The Orange Is the New Black star shares what it means to be a daring woman.

Published October 16, 2014

Uzo Aduba is clearly becoming the hottest thing to come out of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. The actress won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of inmate Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren and has been getting much love on the red carpet. Now, Aduba is spreading her wings with her recent fashion spread in Harper's Bazaar's "Women Who Dare" issue. In it, she wears a black floor-length Carolina Herrera gown with fringe arm accessories that look like two…crazy eyes.

When asked what being a daring woman means to her, Aduba shared what she had to overcome in order to be in the position she is today.

"[Daring is]…taking all risks and chances. It took me a long time to arrive at that — you know, from my gap teeth to my name. I'm realizing, you don't need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it's OK. That's daring," she said.

Aduba also gave a little glimpse into how she approaches her popular character, Crazy Eyes, and why she doesn't think she's as weird as others might make her out to be.

"Suzanne was described to me as innocent like a child, except children aren't scary. Whatever she does comes from a place of curiosity," Aduba said before adding that she focused on her character's eyes last. "Like when she winks, she thinks she's doing it with one eye, but it's with both. She just can't quite nail it."

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(Photo: Harper’s Bazaar)

Written by Dorkys Ramos

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