12/19/2014 11:36 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2014

'Orange Is The New Black' Star Uzo Aduba Quit Acting On The Day She Got Hired

Not even Crazy Eyes could come up with something this outlandish.

Uzo Aduba, known as scene stealer Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on "Orange is the New Black," confirmed to Seth Meyers on Thursday that she actually quit acting to go to law school on the day she landed her famous role.

"I just kept getting, 'No, no, thank you, no,' and I was like, 'Okay, maybe this isn't for me,'" the actress said. Aduba says she got the call from her representation an hour after making her decision, and it wasn't even for a part she auditioned for.

That call couldn't have come any sooner. Now two seasons in on "OITNB," and with Season 3 set to premiere sometime mid-2015, Aduba has already won an Emmy and is now nominated for a Golden Globe. Plus, who needs law school when you have pie?

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