08/16/2013 01:58 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2013

'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laura Prepon Talks The Real-Life Alex


Editor's Note: This interview was conducted on Monday afternoon, before Buzzfeed reported that Prepon would not be returning to the show as a series regular. Netflix has since weighed in by saying, "Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed." When we asked Prepon — who was in L.A. when we spoke to her pre-report — if she was returning to the show, she said, "Yeah, of course. It's just scheduling. It's all scheduling, girl."

There's a scene in Orange is the New Black where Piper asks Alex what their future might look like; Alex tells her she doesn't know. "If you wanna have babies and remodel your bathroom, then please: go, do, nest," she says. "But if you wanna do X on a beach in Cambodia with three strangers in drag ... " We know the route Piper took: She chose Larry. She wrote a book about her time spent in prison. It's now a Jenji Kohan show on Netflix. But what about Alex? We don't know! Real-life Alex hasn't spoken up about the series, at least not publicly. And Laura Prepon, who plays the fictionalized version of her on the show, insists she hasn't spoken to her privately, either.