Yep, you read that right! Fan favorite Taystee from "Orange is the New Black" isn't just a season regular over in the prison yards, she is now going to play a guest role on Girl - and be the first black woman on the show to do so.
This is crazy, insane, over-the-top great news, especially since Girls has received a lot of critical backlash about being so one-raced, to put it gently. But it isn't only Brooks' first-of-its-kind appearance that will be so cool, it's the fact that he personality is perfect for the role: up-beat, smart, silly, real and sexy. Of course sexy!
Now, there's no news on if the appearance will drag he now famous curls into the mix, but put Brooklyn on TV and have a girl like Danielle Brooks come on with straight hair and you are totally misrepresenting the borough. Lena Dunham is a smart girl and she knows Brooklyn better than most Brooklynites, so it is probably safe to say that Brooks' curls will be along for the prime time TV ride.
The news hit the interwebs via an Ebony interview in which Brooks said, I just shot an episode of ‘Girls’ for HBO. I will be the first Black woman to be on ‘Girls,’ so that’s exciting for me."
Um, yes, for you, fans of Girls, people who love Taystee, the curly hair community, on and on and on. Yes, Danielle, this will be so exciting for us all!
We'll keep you posted on the when the show is supposed to air!Photo Courtesy of Ebony