Laura Prepon Is the Unconventional Wellness Chef We Didn’t Know We Needed
Here’s a new interview in NewBeauty.
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor ·
She may be known for her roles as Donna Pinciotti in That ’70s Show and Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black, but New York Times best-selling author Laura Prepon is also in the business of developing solutions for things she can’t find. The 41-year-old recently sat down with us to chat about her latest “a-ha” idea: A new line of cookware called PrepOn Kitchen, available May 7 on HSN.
How did the line come about?
“I’ve been dreaming of a culinary line for years. I’ve been cooking since I was a kid, and I love cooking for my friends and my family. It’s one of my favorite things to do. The idea for the line really came from me running into things in the kitchen that I needed solutions for and not being able to find them. At a certain point, I said to myself, ‘I’m just going to make this,’ and that’s how it came to be. I had a bunch of ideas, concepts, sketches of designs and all these things, I pitched it to HSN and they loved it. I’m so thrilled about this partnership. I’ve been really, really excited for this to come out.”
The colors are gorgeous.
“Thank you. I love green. There’s green, red and blue, but green is the core color. My entire kitchen is green. Green is so happy-making. I love it.”
What was the hardest part about getting it from A to Z?
“It’s been a steep learning curve because I’ve never done a product line before like this. It’s somewhat similar to directing. You sort of get a visual image in your head, and then you try to get that through the camera and onto the screen—with the help of a lot of people and departments and all these wonderful actors and everyone. But how do you get it from your mind to the screen that people are going to see? It’s very similar.