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Uzo Aduba

17 Aug 2023 • 44 min • EN
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This episode was recorded prior to July 14th. Uzo Aduba joins the show to talk about her role in Painkiller – a fictionalized re-telling of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America. The limited series highlights the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives were forever altered by the invention of OxyContin. Aduba shares how her work on Painkiller helped her fully understand the detrimental impact OxyContin has had on countless lives across America, discusses working with Matthew Broderick (who takes on the role of Purdue Pharma head Richard Sackler), and breaks down a pivotal scene from the series.  She also explains how she made the transition from jock to theater kid while growing up in small-town Massachusetts, reflects on the moment she almost gave up on her acting career, gives the inside scoop on her favorite reality TV shows, and discusses the life-long friendships she formed with her Orange Is The New Black co-stars.  

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