06/22/2014 09:58 am ET Updated Jun 22, 2014

Mary Steenburgen's 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 3 Role Revealed

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Last week Mary Steenburgen announced via Twitter that she was joining the cast of "Orange Is the New Black" for Season 3.

In a tweet from June 12, which has since been deleted, the actress wrote, "Very excited to go to my first wardrobe fitting of OITNB! Will I be in orange or black?:)" It was a mystery whether or not Steenburgen would be joining the inmates or the Correction Officers. Now we know that her character is someone else entirely, and it's perfect for her. According to TV Line, Steenburgen will be playing Mendez, a.k.a. Pornstache's mom, and we couldn't picture anyone else better to mother the much despised "mustachioed sh*t."

Why do we think she's so great for the part? She's already mothered Will Ferrell's outrageous and temperamental Bennan in "Step Brothers," so she can probably deal with Pornstache. After all, we bet he's going to really need his mom in Season 3 after what happened this season.

[via TV Line]



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