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'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laura Prepon Talks Series 3 And Denies Dating Tom Cruise

23/04/2014 13:11 BST | Updated 23/04/2014 13:59 BST

Orange Is The New Black’ actress Laura Prepon has revealed that she's hoping her character has a more prominent role in the show’s third season.

Laura plays inmate Alex Vause on the Netflix prison drama, and despite the fact her character was a fan favourite after the show's first season, she had a much smaller role when ‘OITNB’ returned for the second series.

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'Orange Is The New Black' star Laura Prepon

Laura has since revealed that a “scheduling conflict” meant her character took a backseat, meaning she’ll only appear in a few of the new episodes - but she has told The Daily Beast she’d love to appear more in the future.

She said: “I love the show and I love my character, and I told [show creator Jenji Kohan] from the get-go, ‘I want to be in as many as I can.’

“So we did, and I’ll be in four episodes for Season 2. And then if we get a Season 3, I’ll be in every episode. I totally missed the show. It sucks, but there’s only one of me, and there’s only so much time in the day.”

Laura also took the opportunity to dismiss rumours she was dating Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who she apparently enjoyed a romantic dinner date with last November.

She said: “I have no idea where it came from. I don’t know how we ended up “together.”

“It’s crazy. It just goes to show: Don’t believe everything you read.

“I totally respect him and think he’s an amazing actor, but I’m not dating him. I don’t know what else to say.”

The trailer for the second series of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ debuted earlier this month.

All twelve episodes will be available to stream on Netflix from 6 Jne 2014.

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