Martha Stewart has made it clear she doesn’t watch Orange Is the New Black – but she might want to start because she just so happens to have provided a certain source of inspiration for the upcoming season.
Of the new Stewart-inspired character, who will be introduced in season 4, OITNB star Laverne Cox tells PEOPLE she can’t give too much away but slyly promises “the storyline’s really good and juicy – juicy like a Martha Stewart recipe.”
“It’s nine days away, and all of the questions will be answered,” Cox added.
As for Stewart’s refusal to watch the hit Netflix show because “it’s not as good as the real thing”? Cox doesn’t take offense.
“First of all, I love Martha Stewart,” Cox says. “I met her briefly once, and she’s created an empire. Whenever a woman has accomplished as much as Martha Stewart has and is such a titan of business and lifestyle, I think that’s something to be admired.”
Adds Cox with a laugh, “I think if she watched our show, she might got addicted like everyone else seems to.”
And according to Cox, who has starred on the show since its first season, the upcoming season “is really incredible.”
“I’m so proud to be a part of this show, and I’ve never been prouder than this season coming up,” she says. “The show has always felt relevant, but it feels even more relevant to the world and what’s happening right now, and that is just a huge, huge honor.”
“Hold on to your weaves and eyelashes and edges,” she adds with a laugh. “This season will take your hair away.”
Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black premieres June 17 on Netflix.