OITNB’s Taryn Manning Joins Indie Dramedy


Taryn Manning, who plays Orange is the New Black‘s favorite little meth head, has been cast as the bipolar mother in a “John Hughes-esque coming-of-age tale” called A Light Beneath Their Feet, Deadline reports. Her yet-to-be-named co-star will play “a high school senior who must choose between heading to college and taking care of” Manning’s character. No word on whether or not the mother in this Valerie Weiss-directed film is a crackhead, but considering this is just one of eight projects Manning currently has in the works (on top of OITNB), we’d say she’s well on her way to breaking out of that typecast.