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The Hardcore Way One Orange Is The New Black Star Avoids Spoilers

Gloria Mendoza on the phone in Season 5

Spoilers ahead for Orange is the New Black Season 5.

While it was released a few weeks ago, fans of Netflix's Orange is the New Black are still recovering from its emotionally draining Season 5, as well as the explosive cliffhanger that left ten major characters in jeopardy. With Litchfield possibly becoming a setting of the past and a possible character death coming, next season will be chock full of crazy plot twist and spoilers that will have to be avoided in order to properly enjoy it. And actress Selenis Leyva has just revealed how she ensures she's not responsible for spoilers: she hands scripts back to production.

Selenis Leyva has played inmate Gloria Mendoza since the very first episode of Orange is the New Black. She just did a long form interview with THR about the most recent season of the show, as well as the mysterious and ominous looking Season 6. And it's here that she revealed how scared she is of spoilers, and why she gives her script back after she's learned her lines.

The show has become really strict, more so than ever, with releasing scripts. I'm so paranoid about it that I don't even keep my script. After I read it, I walk into production and I hand it to them and say, 'Here, I'm handing it off. It's no longer my responsibility.' I am terrified of it getting out. I have no scripts in my home. I give it back to production because I will not be the one to be accused of spoiling anything. We love what we do so much and we're so committed to our stories and these people we've grown to love and become so attached to, that I know none of us will spoil anything. It's going to be an interesting season six keeping things secretive.

Well, that's one way to not piss off production. If any scripts end up getting leaked onto the internet, Selenis Levya will have her hands clean to continue doing her work. Smart move, Gloria.

And with the Season 5 cliffhanger serving as the show's biggest WTF moment so far, I wouldn't be surprised if Selenis Levya's approach to her script becomes mandatory for the cast. Everything is up in the air at Orange is the New Black, so it's going to be a very difficult job to keep the show's many secrets for a full year. I can't imagine all ten of the inmates in danger survive the raid by the SWAT team (Gloria herself might even go), so the advertising should also be pretty challenging. We saw AMC's The Walking Dead struggle with a similar cliffhanger last year, and the marketing for its last season had to be very creative.

While you'll have to wait until next summer to find out what happens to Gloria and the rest of the bunker inmates, you can catch Selenis Levya in Spider-Man: Homecoming when it swings into theaters on July 7th.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.