Whether you watch the show leisurely over a few weeks, or binge every episode the minute it comes out and become fully invested in the actors' personal lives, one thing is clear: the cast and crew are a very special group of people. The drama that goes on behind bars is nonexistent in real life, and the off-screen relationships can attest to that. Entering the close-knit cast as a new inmate has potential to be intimidating and isolating, but Fuller described it as "magical."
"They're the best," Fuller said of the cast. "They have this kind of strength to them that is almost magnetic. They're used to welcoming people in and just immediately treating you like family. It was interesting for me because I've worked with Laura [Prepon] before, and we have a lot of mutual people in our lives and all these weird connections. It was kind of a trip. We were like, 'This is surreal. What is happening here?' It was not a full-circle moment that I ever anticipated, but it was really nice to have that connection from before, and just made it a little bit easier." Ironically enough, Fuller played Prepon's younger sister on That '70s Show.
She also credits the other season six additions for her positive experience. "I came in with this group of incredible women that were all also newcomers to the show and there's a camaraderie in that. We were instantly bonded, and they're just all just truly magnificent women," Fuller said. "It was authentically blissful to be around them all the time and play with them. I think the regulars who have been there a long time feed off of that. It was magical. It was the best possible version of what I could ever imagine."