Uzo Aduba—better known as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren to Orange Is The New Black viewers—appears in Harper's Bazaar for its "2014 Women Who Dare" feature, and she's in good company. Aduba joins the ranks of Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, Chloe Sevigny, and New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand.
The Emmy-winning actress opens up about what it means for her personally to be daring, which amounts to "taking all risks and chances." Uzo elaborates further that "It took me a long time to arrive at that—you know, from my gap teeth to my name. I'm realizing, you don't need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it's okay. That's daring."
As for her iconic character, "Crazy Eyes," we were surprised to read that while crafting the character, the eyes came last. However, that was not the case in the Harper's Bazaar shoot by Albert Watson. Uzo appears with a Stephen Webster eye pendant and the above Carolina Herrera dress styled with those eye-catching (heh) arm embellishments. Harper's loves a theme, and we do, too. Did you catch that the fringe doubles as eyelashes? SO GOOD.
Read about the Uzo Aduba feature and check out the rest of Bazaar's "2014 Women Who Dare" at harpersbazaar.com!