Not only did playing the bully completely bring Fuller out of her comfort zone, but by connecting with the character on a deeper level, she admits that Badison truly inspired her to be more secure as a person. "I feel like [Badison's] an incredibly insecure person, and that's where all that comes from. I think that's why I could connect with her, and feel like I could be in her skin even though she expresses it in very different ways," Fuller explained. "But to give myself permission to be that bold and that confident, even if it's just fluffing the feathers that aren't really there, just owning that and leading with it and committing to it in a way that is not so comfortable for me; it was really fun and good for my growth as a human being, even though that sounds odd because she's such an awful person."
Fuller says she's a "pushover," and is working really hard "to have more of a backbone" in real life, but her on-screen character does that to a new level. "If she weren't stuck in prison and didn't have the path that she had that led her there, then those wouldn't be such horrible characteristics to have. Just specifically in her circumstances and the cards that she's been dealt, and the way that she's dealt with people, it's reared its ugly head, and she's turned into this monster of a person."