24 Jun 2016 05:15 PM EST
The fourth season of Netflix's smash dramedy Orange Is the New Black, released last week, has already made seismic pop-cultural shockwaves across the Internet with its new depths of dark realism and shocking twists. But when star Kate Mulgrew joined Rolling Stone for an exclusive interview, she had bigger matters on her mind than series plot spoilers.
In the video, Mulgrew discusses her character, the fiery Russian head of the kitchen nicknamed "Red," but also speaks to the real-world political significance of the deplorable conditions in Litchfield Penitentiary. "The prison system is not only corrupt, but it's direly overcrowded," Mulgrew says. "We have far too many men, particularly African-American men, in prison. We don't seem to be able to change the system on any kind of fundamental level, I don't know why. But Jenji [Kohan]'s doing that slowly, using Orange as her device. I'm very proud to be a part of that."
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