Lorraine Toussaint Talks Going Topless on 'Orange Is The New Black'

Lorraine Toussaint on Access Hollywood Live on July 10, 2014 Lorraine Toussaint on Access Hollywood Live on July 10, 2014

“Orange Is the New Black” is not for shy viewers or actors – and Lorraine Toussaint says she was just the right age to go nude on the Netflix series.

The actress from the hit Netflix series, which earned 12 Emmy nominations on Thursday morning, stopped by Access Hollywood Live to chat about playing the villainous Vee – just one of the many characters on the series who went nude this season.

“You get to a certain age and you think, ‘Oh my God, the train, thank God, has passed me by and then all of a sudden I was at age where I kind of don’t care as much,” she explained.

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The actress, 54, said her age lent itself to going nude on camera.

“You should either be nude in your 20s or after your 50s,” Lorraine said. “When you’re in your 20s you really should because, good lord, they are gorgeous! And then [in your] 50s you kind of don’t care.”

The actress felt she couldn’t wiggle out of taking it off.

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“The role called for it and I made such a commitment to [my character] Vee, [but] I thought of every which way to get around that,” she said of her exposed sex scene. “It was really tough though but once you do it, it’s like what else is there?”

And the actress got some advice before showing off the girls.

“I took a picture and sent it to my agent,” she said with a laugh.

“Orange Is the New Black” Season 2 is available now on Netflix.

-- Jesse Spero

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