Yael Stone Promoted to Series Regular on OITNB

Well, it's about time!

Deadline is reporting that Yael Stone, who plays optimistic and cheery Lorna Morello on Orange is the New Black, has finally been promoted to a series regular for the third season of the prison dramedy. It only makes sense, seeing as Yael has appeared in nearly every episode of the series already. The cast might be huge already, but viewers have become particularly attached to Yael's character — especially after her dramatic turn in Episode 4!

Yael recently stole the spotlight on the show when we learned the background of her character — and the reason she's in prison. It was an absolutely gut-wrenching episode that was made even more amazing by Yael's performance. Who knew we could feel so bad for a character and yet be so scared of her at the same time! Yael is receiving a ton of praise following that performance, so it makes sense the producers decided to utilize her more in the future.

so do they just get paid more as well as being locked into a contract?