Laura Prepon in Aidan Mattox at the 2014 PaleyFest “Orange is the New Black” Event

Posted on March 19, 2014

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  • @Biting Panda

    Huzzah for the jewelry!!!
    But, of all her hair colors, black is my least favorite. The dress is okay, but I think maybe it’s too tight?
    Overall, I want to love this, but I can only manage a Like.

    • Kathy

      I googled her because I thought I remembered her looking much better in the past. I’m one of those people who’s tired of everybody going blonde, but Miss Laura looks better with lighter hair.

      • @Biting Panda

        The red is my favorite. Much like Emma Stone, she may have naturally light hair, but her fair skin and green eyes pop against a good auburn.

        • Kathy

          With red hair, her eyebrows and facial shape look better too. The dark hair is too harsh on her I think.

        • Liz

          Yes to both Laura and Emma Stone. As a redhead, I feel like I am biased, but when some of these girls go blonde, I’m like “who are they”. I think the black on Laura is better than the blonde, but still red is my favorite.

          • SugarSnap108

            I’m a biased redhead, too, but I think red hair is best for her, by miles and miles.

    • Erica

      I loved her as a redhead and liked her as a blonde. Don’t like the black. However, my husband LOVES the black hair on her and has commented about it more than once, which is odd in and of itself, seeing as he normally doesn’t make many comments on style and he’s always had a preference for redheads. No accounting for taste, I guess.

      • Sonny

        I think both the hair color and the pointy eyebrows are objectively unflattering… but somehow find rockabilly Laura Prepon really sexy on the show.

    • BLauD

      I agree. This dark hair is not my favorite. Bring back the lovely reds and auburns!

    • sundaynightaddict

      I never understood why they felt like they needed to make her a brunette in OITNB. I wouldn’t have found her less convincing as a strawberry blonde.

    • VicD

      I hate that black hair on her. Is it true about her and Tom Cruise though? I think I just threw up a little bit.

    • ankali

      I don’t like the dark hair here, but I don’t think she’s ever looked more gorgeous and hot than she does on OITNB. Lighting & makeup do wonders, I guess.

  • PastryGoddess

    Was everyone and their mother at Paleyfest?

    • MilaXX

      Same reason everyone and their mother now goes to Comic Con. Celebs and their publicist found another audience of willing fans.

  • barbarienne

    The skirt’s not super-short, but something about the proportions is annoying me. Maybe it’s the short skirt with the long sleeves, or the shoes don’t go…I don’t know. Anyway, it bugs. I feel like I’m seeing too much leg, even though the skirt is plenty long enough to hide the good china.

    The hair and makeup are not doing anything for her gorgeous green eyes. But hooray for lips with color! (Though maybe that’s what’s distracting from her eyes. I am not articulate this morning, sorry.)

    While I love each ring individually, she looks like she’s headed to a gang fight. Remove two, and they would be good.

    • Gatto Nero

      The dress isn’t too short in theory, but this length doesn’t flatter her. The overall effect makes her look short-waisted.
      Plus the dress is a little tight and the feet are too bare.

    • Jacob Bowen

      THIS. I think the skirt needs to be just a TAD bit longer, like you said, not because of crotchular exposure, but just to balance out the proportion of the dress. I feel like she looks BEAUTIFUL though.

      • Charlotte Sanders

        Me too, those eyes and the lips. And I love how healthy she looks, I love how she’s never felt the need to get super skinny like everyone that gets success in Hollywood. She’s a beautiful girl in any incarnation too, including this black hair

  • Anna

    Ah, I get it, Laura. You and Lea were each other’s wingman at a 2 for 1 drinks special ladies’ night.

    Those are a lot of rings.

    Also, you look better as a redhead.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I don’t even think red is her natural color, but yes, much like the Lohan, Laura has always looked best with red hair.

    • KinoEye

      Yep. I miss the red, but I guess she’s stuck with the dark hair until she’s done with OITNB. It suits her character on the show, but not Miss Laura herself.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    I can’t even look at her for only appearing in one episode for OITNB season 2. Humph.

    She looks great though.

    • gabbilevy

      Didn’t they refute that? :Looks it up: Yes:

      “Yes, yes, she is coming back,” Jenji Kohan told Us Weekly at the Writer’s Guild Awards [in February]. “Not the whole season, but. . . you’ll see her for most of it.” In August, it was reported that Prepon had not signed a contract for the second season. But things moved along quickly, and by November, news came out that she was negotiating her contract for the series’ third season.”

  • MilaXX

    Too many rigs, but this is the most glamorous RC I’ve seen her do to date. No more golden girl drag for her. Sure it’s a little lounge lizard/Vegas-y, but a definite improvement.

    • wisenhar

      When a stylist offers you a tray of rings to choose from, they don’t intend for you to wear all of them at the same time.

    • SugarSnap108

      this is the most glamorous RC I’ve seen her do to date

      I think so, too. But it’s odd that she’s choosing this for Paley, which everyone else is barely showering for.

      • MilaXX

        never to soon to step up your game

  • Sobaika

    Feels too glitzy for PaleyFest, but she doesn’t look bad overall. Miss her red hair.

    • Nancer

      I miss her red hair too! This dark brown is just too dark for her.

  • I’d like this better half a size up and with a less-naked shoe.

    • Rhonda Shore

      and with a thicker less-plucked brow and a warmer shade of lipstick. The whole look is too hard.

      • ScarlettHarlot

        I think the brow is for OINTB.

      • barbarienne

        “The whole look is too hard.”

        YES, THANK YOU. That was what I couldn’t articulate above. There’s a line between “tough” and “hard” and this crosses it.

        • It’s for the show. But I’ll be damned if the writers ever told us how the women get tweezers in prison. …Duct-tape in lieu of wax strips?

    • ballerinawithagun

      Her toes look like they are holding on for dear life!

      • I’m glad you said that. I don’t like French tips on toes, so I wasn’t sure if it was *that* that was upsetting me about the shoes. But you are right, they are staring off the precipice.

  • marlie

    Fun jewelry, and her hair and makeup look good. But that dress is WAY too small. Too tight and too short.

  • My dear, you cannot possibly own too much jewelry, you can however wear too much. A bit of editing would not be amiss here. Also, that hem length is oddly awkward for her.

  • Nancer

    Wow, she is holding that clutch in front of her like it’s a lifeline… I don’t think she looks at all comfortable in this. As others have noted, it’s probably because the dress (fabulous as it may be) is too tight and too short for her. Also, is her hair this color for a role? At least in this lighting, it looks too dark for her. And the makeup makes her look very harsh.

    • gabbilevy

      It’s her OITNB character’s color, so probably?

    • Danielle

      Yes, they’re shooting OITNB season 2.

      • Nancer

        That explains it. I still prefer her as a redhead!

  • RescueMe23

    Keyhole fronts always say 70’s porn star to me…eww.

  • Sam Smith

    She sure is sporting a lotta diamonds on two hands.

  • BLauD

    So. Much. Sparkle.

  • Danielle


  • Geekyfemme

    Russian mafia wife.

    • what not

      Morticia goes clubbing.

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    I wish that those shoes were closed-toe. I am loving the t-strap and the heel detail, but So. Much. Toe.

  • JR Labrador

    Needs more rings.

    • mickiemonkey

      Made me snort.

  • Constant Reader

    Morticia Addams realness.

    • Hetha Innis

      That’s the first thing I thought, too. The dark hair is not her friend. At all.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    And here we have Ms. Prepon in the Morticia Addams Spring 2014 collection (modified, the original is floor-length, of course).

    • Constant Reader

      Great minds!

  • Kent Roby

    And it looks like black is the new(er) orange.

  • Imasewsure

    That is one pretty … but scary looking dude…. oh wait…

  • sagecreek

    Oh, dear. That’s trying a bit hard for Paleyfest.

  • SugarSnap108

    I’m always screaming for more jewelry, so I should probably shut up … But that’s a lotta rings, girl.

  • quiltrx

    UP A SIZE.
    The rings are killer but WAY too many. Shed them all except that giant ring-finger thing, which is fierce, and the wing one, which you can put on your other hand. Done.

  • dea

    Extra points for wearing black to an “orange is the new black” event!

    • UsedtobeEP

      On her head.

  • Sarah Milburn

    I can’t get past the French mani/pedi. It is all I see and I do not like.

    • Gatto Nero

      Hate these in general — but particularly bad here.

  • TwiddlyStun

    I have never seen black hair trying so hard to be orange. That’s dedication to a role.

  • Why do I feel like her eyes are slowly disappearing?

  • Oh, honey. NO.

  • tereliz

    Recent—read: dark hair Laura P.—personal best even if the dress is a little tight and her toes look like they’re trying to make a (prison) break for it. Her face looks pretty, though. Everything south of the eyebrows, anyway.

  • Seriously, who gets a French manicure anymore? Let alone a French pedicure? WTF?!

  • Lilak

    Aw, just look what a genuine smile (with teeth) can do. Works like magic, every time!

  • LeelaST

    Everything about this just says “Soft-core Porn Awards.” The shaggy, badly dyed hair, the clevage, the too-tightness, the too-shortness, the shoes – YIKES! And she could do with about 5 fewer pieces of jewelry.

    • ampg

      I was thinking she looks like her own aging-stripper doppelganger, like Lily on How I Met Your Mother.

  • giddypony

    Is she trying to get a role on American Horror Story?

  • SuzyQuzey

    She looks like a hard, old hooker instead of a fresh, young woman.

  • kimmeister

    Why do I feel like she has been studying Catherine Zeta-Jones’s school of posing?

  • AutumnInNY

    Oh Laura…go back to your beautiful reddish blonde. This is way too Vampira for your youth and skin tone.

    • LJCdoc

      THAT’S who I was trying to figure out that she looked like.

  • Laylalola

    Why does she seem at least a decade to 15 years older than everyone else from That 70s Show? I mean Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, they’re all contemporaries.

  • Alloy Jane

    The dark hair is infinitely better than the blonde, but she’s best as a ginger. Why black though? It just doesn’t work with her skin tone. Something in the light brown arena would’ve been more suitable. Sassy dress though. She looks like she’s gonna go hit the dance floor.

  • No to hair color and eyebrows.

  • elirt

    She looks great. I read somewhere that she almost didn’t sign up for season 2 because of all the attention she was getting about playing (and people assuming she really is) a lesbian. Yet, she continues to style herself like how Alex would – you’d think she’d go back to red or blonde hair if she really hated the comparison.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I think this is a GTINYD instance. It’s just not great on her.

  • snarkykitten

    So does she still think lesbians are the devil/she was tricked into the role or what?

  • Guest

    her hair is dyed because of her character people!! She’s killin’ the carpe! GO GIRL. snaps.

  • titaness25

    Mraaaw. Hello boys. And girls- we’re equal opportunity with the targets of our come-hithering.

  • formerlyAnon

    Underwhelmed. She can look beautiful and/or elegant, but something misses the boat here. I *think* I don’t love the hair style, but not sure.

  • FridaStaire

    Too tight and too short!

  • OffToSeeHim

    Is there any jewelry left for everybody else?

  • icm

    Cannot believe she is the same person from That 70’s show.

  • ellatheingenue

    I find myself wishing this was a gown

  • ellisd123

    You guys should start a, “Girl, that’s not your hair color” because really!

  • MannahattaMamma

    Why would anyone willingly choose those shoes? Payless circa 1972.

  • Jaime

    Still not a fan of the dark hair on her, but it isn’t as harsh as it was for the first season.