5 Quotes That Makes Us Want To Be BFFs with Natasha Lyonne

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A recent “Night Out” profile of Natasha Lyonne on NYTimes.com spent its entire length trying to prove what we had been desperately hoping was true: the actress is a hell of a lot like her character on Orange Is the New Black. So we shouldn’t need to explain at length why we want to be friends with her. If you’ve seen the show, you get it. If they have any similarities, like these quotes show, she’d be one awesome BFF.

She’s as brassy and hilarious as Nicky: On Netflix’s prison dramedy, “Orange Is the New Black,” Ms. Lyonne plays Nicky Nichols, a brassy broad and reformed drug addict who provides everyone with comic relief. In real life, Ms. Lyonne plays Ms. Lyonne, a brassy broad and reformed drug addict who provides everyone with comic relief.

She’s generous: Ms. Lyonne slipped into a Sophie Theallet blazer, kissed her dog, Root Beer, goodbye, tipped the cable guy $60, and made her way out.

She’s probably got a lot of awesome stories to tell: Ms. Lyonne ordered a steak and drank tap water while she reminisced about the ’90s rave scene in downtown New York, where illicit substances were everywhere and Michael Alig didn’t yet have a manslaughter conviction.

She sparks some fascinating conversations: After a recent trip to Google headquarters in the Silicon Valley, she wanted to engage the cable guy in a conversation about Internet neutrality and the future of the web.

She knows some super stylish people: Anyway, she and Ms. Sevigny were considering going to an early presentation at Opening Ceremony; Ms. Sevigny has designed collections for the downtown boutique and label. Ms. Lyonne said that she’s been pleasantly surprised by the kindness of fashion people. After all, she said, “I’m not a size 0.”

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