02 Jun Via GQ: OITNB’s Taryn Manning Talks Pennsatucky
Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning (Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett) recently had the chance to sit down with GQ to discuss her character on the TV series.
GQ: First things first: those meth teeth.
Taryn Manning: It’s just make-up. A waterproof-based make-up. It doesn’t take too long to apply. It kind of stings when they put it on, because there’s some, like, alcohol in it, I guess.
What did you think the first time you smiled in the mirror as Pennsatucky?
A lot of feelings rushed through me. Even before I started the role, I thought, This is gonna be intense. Just asking myself, as Taryn, how I would combat any type of backlash because I am a sensitive person, and I’m not this character. And I do get affected by people that think that I am my roles that I play. The teeth did help me—when we came together and made the look up, it all just came together. What else can you do but like just take it to the limit? I kind of like just made that choice when I saw the way I looked.
Read more of the interview here.