Aug 5, 2021
EP 101 - Laura Prepon
We have such an exciting guest today on the Pretty Intense Podcast The delightful Laura Prepon. You all will know Laura originally from "That 70's Show. What a great show that was. The cast was incredible with Laura, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, and Wilmer Valderrama. The show ran for 8 years. Since then you will be amazed what Laura has been up to. She has written books: "The Stash Plan" and her latest, "You And I As Mothers - A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood." Most of you will also know her as Alex Vause in Orange Is The New Black, but you might not know that Laura has also contributed to the show as the Director of a few episodes. And then in her spare time there is cooking. Laura has taken her passion and turned it into a business: PrepOn Kitchen - a HSN Cookware line. Laura has some great cooking videos on her website that are fun to check out at lauraprepon.com/prepon-kitchen. We talk about it all. How she landed her big break with That 70's Show. Her love of cooking. Enjoying directing, and being on the other side of the camera, and the all important, childhood trauma, relationship with mother, and what that means to being a mother herself now. Laura is intelligent, beautiful, and funny. The full package. I think by the end of this interview, you too will want to be Laura's best friend. Please enjoy Laura Prepon.
Laura Prepon is a versatile actress whose career spans both film and television. She made her television debut on the long running sitcom "That 70's Show," where she portrayed Donna Pinciotti, the girlfriend of next door neighbor Eric Forman (Topher Grace.) Prepon can be seen in the hit Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black,” which recently wrapped its seventh and final season. In addition to her on-camera work in “Orange is the New Black,” Laura has directed three episodes. Prepon’s second book, “You and I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood,” a practical handbook designed for mothers of any age, at any stage of motherhood, is set to be released April 7, 2020. The book includes topics such as self-care, stress reduction techniques, protecting one’s partnership, asking for help, and getting a global perspective on maternity, as well as a selection of easy and delicious recipes, among many other things. Laura released her first book, THE STASH PLAN, a 21-day plan that combines the latest in food science with dietary wisdom, which was published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. The book became an instant New York Times Best-Seller. The paperback edition was released in April 2018. Prepon can be seen in the film “The Girl On The Train,” based on Paula Hawkin’s bestselling novel, alongside Emily Blunt. Laura’s most recent film “The Hero,” directed by Brett Haley, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. She has won a Spotlight Award from The Creative Coalition for her work in The Hero as well as two SAG awards for best ensemble in a comedy series for Orange is the New Black. In 2012, Prepon starred opposite Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn in the film “Lay the Favorite” for director Stephen Frears. She also starred in the NBC comedy “Are You There, Chelsea?” the series adaptation ofcomedian Chelsea Handler’s bestselling novel Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Prepon portrayed “Chelsea Hanson,” a free spirited cocktail waitress who loves alcohol and one-night stands. She has made memorable guest appearances on “Castle”, “House” and “How I Met Your Mother.” She also starred in the ABC series “October Road,” opposite Bryan Greenberg. Prepon appeared opposite Ashley Judd in the critically acclaimed feature film "Come Early Morning," which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Prepon's other feature credits include "Slackers" opposite Jason Schwartzman, "Lightning Bug,” and the 2013 release, “The Kitchen.” In addition to “Orange is the New Black”, Prepon also directed, produced, and edited the comedic web series “Neighbros.” Prepon added her first producer credits when she combined her passion for poker and entertainment in her own television show for E! Entertainment entitled "E's Hollywood Hold' Em." She started her own Youtube in which she shares tips and tricks of Preparation with her fans and social media followers and it continues to grow daily. On her socials alone, she has over 5.2 millions followers on Instagram, over 900,000 on Twitter, over 450,000 on Facebook, which also continue to grow everyday. Prepon was raised in Watchung, New Jersey. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and daughter.
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