Alysia Reiner is taking on flipside superabound lady role in season two of ‘Dinette.’ The actress joined the HollywoodLife podcast to discuss the LGBTQIA series.
From one woman in tuition to another! Alysia Reiner has jumped from her role as Fig, the prison warden in Orange Is The New Black, to her new weft of a diner owner in BRIC TV’s series, Dinette. “I tease all the time that I cannot wait to play the weak, vulnerable woman!” Alysia joked in an interview on the HollywoodLife Podcast. “If everyone wants to offer me a role of the super vulnerable, ditzy person, a yoga teacher, a spiritual person, which are all these sides to my very human character, I would be so in!”
The actress admitted, “I think stuff 5’10 and a half, I come with a specific set of characteristics that make me play ‘in charge’ really well.” While she couldn’t divulge much well-nigh her weft without spoiling the Dinette season 2 storyline, Alysia said she comes into the scene without “someone dies suddenly” in the first episode. “It turns out that I may, considering of the death, own the diner and it’s a big surprise to everybody,” she explained. “There’s a lot of drama well-nigh what will happen if I, this real outsider, comes in and wants to take over.”
Dinette is a play on Barry Levinson‘s Diner, and instead of a group of men, the series follows women, gender non-conforming and queer actors and characters. Season two of the series, created by Shaina Feinberg, sees Mick (Drae Campbell), Dee (Donna Wood), Karolena (Karolena Theresa), White Rachel (Jaqueline Fouasnon) and Jaq (Jude Dry) juggle one situation without another, expressly without the death of the owner of their favorite hangout spot.
“I’m a ginormous fan of Shaina and she represents voices that are unrepresented right now and that’s really the marrow line…one of the things that I love well-nigh Shaina is she talks well-nigh these universal themes, like misinterpretation of word and deed, that is so vastitude gender,” Alysia explained. “In season two, we really talk well-nigh everything from queer spaces to immigration… And that’s what I love well-nigh what Shaina is trying to do. We all live the same truth, no matter how we represent or who we segregate to sleep with, and how we segregate to present in reference to gender.”