‘OITNB’ Star Blair Brown Disses ‘Limitless’ Role, ‘Boy Shows’: ‘They Just Don’t Know How to Write Women’

TCA 2016: Actress behind Judy King also laments what her “Fringe” gig became

Blair Brown
VANCOUVE, CANADA – DECEMBER 01: attends "Fringe" celebrates 100 episodes and final season at Fairmont Pacific Rim on December 1, 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America) *** Local Caption *** Name;Name;Name

“Orange Is the New Black” actress Blair Brown is really enjoying her emerging role on a female centric-series, which allows her to spread a wings a bit more than other recent — or even current — projects she’s done. Ehem, “Limitless.”

“It’s a lovely place to work,” she said of the Bradley Cooper-produced film-to-TV adaptation, “but all I do is kind of nod and get people food and say to my son, ‘I love you,’ and to my husband, ‘Don’t fight with Brian.’”

Brown’s comments came during the “OITNB” panel at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association press tour.

“Those boy shows, it’s not that there’s anything against women — they just don’t know how to write women,” Brown opined, “so they go right back to sort of Spielberg-Lucas father-son [stories].”

Brown even lamented her time on Fox’s “Fringe,” saying, “That was a original a story about a female protagonist and a woman who was spooky and ran a giant corporation — and it turn into a story about father and son.”

“Very often in this business, that tends to happen,” she put Hollywood on blast.

Earlier on Sunday, Netflix set a June 17 return date for Season 4 of “Orange.”

(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referenced a trait of Norma Romano, and used a photo of the character, who is played by Annie Golden. The listing of Brown as King was correct. TheWrap regrets the error.)