Cleary Wolters, The Real-Life Alex Vause, On What 'OITNB' Changed About Her Relationship With Piper

05/06/2015 01:46 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

"Orange Is The New Black" fans know bespectacled drug smuggler Alex Vause, played by Laura Prepon, as Piper Chapman's incarcerated on-again-off-again lover. Now, the real-life inspiration for the character is setting the record straight.

Cleary Wolters wears the exact same glasses as Alex, and they share a lot of history, including a stint in prison and a relationship with a blonde named Piper. In Wolters' case, that Piper was Piper Kerman, the author whose memoir is the basis for Netflix's hit dramedy. Wolters has a new book of her own, Out Of Orange, in which she tells her side of the story.

Wolters spoke with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Tuesday to describe how her actual relationship with Piper compares to the one we see on screen. She also explained the biggest inaccuracy about the copious behind-bars sex that happens among women on the show.

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