Netflix and what now?
Though “Netflix and chill” meme seems to have permeated pop culture in 2016, there are still some people who have been in the dark as to what the term means – namely some of the stars of Netflix’s own Orange Is the New Black.
Cast members Taylor Schilling, Selenis Leyva, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning and Michael Harney attended the PaleyLive LA: An Evening with Orange Is the New Black event in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday. And when they were asked by an audience member about the impact social media has had on the success of the show, the truth came out.
Channeling prison chef Red, Mulgrew, 61, said her character’s first tweet would be “I don’t tweet.” Then she admitted she’s been confused by the whole “Netflix and chill” phenomenon.
“Who told me hashtag Netflix Chill means ‘Let’s have sex’? What does that mean?” she asked an audience who was roaring with laughter.
Leyva, 44, jumped in to educate her costar, saying, “Netflix and chill. You know, you’re bored you have sex.”
Mulgrew responded, “Well obviously the show wasn’t very engaging!”
Mulgrew wasn’t the only Litchfield inmate who is confused by the term. Lyonne, 37, revealed that a guy she’s planned to date texted her that he was “feeling a little sick” and that he was going to go back to his room to “Netflix and chill.”
Lyonne innocently told him to “feel better,” and a full week later she found out what was really going on with him.
Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black‘s premieres June 17 on Netflix.