'Orange Is the New Black' Losing a Leading Actress THR

Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" is losing one of its leading actresses. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that Laura Prepon will depart the show as a series regular for its second season.

Prepon will return to wrap up her storyline, and the show is open for her to return to the series, the story notes. It's not clear whether her exit is her decision or a creative choice from executive producer Jenji Kohan, the piece adds.

The actress portrays Alex, the sometimes love interest of Taylor Schilling's Piper. Prepon starred on "That '70s Show" and the short-lived NBC series "Are You There, Chelsea?"

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