Did Jackie Cruz just announce that one of her “Orange is the New Black” besties is joining her band?
You know her best as Flaca on Orange is the New Black, but acting isn’t this star’s only passion. For Jackie Cruz, music is important too. She started singing young; learning about Selena Quintanilla and her music inspired Jackie Cruz even more.
"I knew I wanted to be a singer and an actress," Cruz said. It's a decision that I made when I was six years old. And as I watched [Selena], I said, 'I want to be like her.'"
Now, she’s extended an invitation to another OITNB start to join her band — and it’s not Cruz’s on-screen/off-screen BFF Diane Guerrero.
Jackie Cruz and the rest of The Family Portrait will be joined onstage by Madeline Brewer.
You might recognize Madeline Brewer as Janine in The Handmaid’s Tale, but if you’re wondering who she played in Orange is the New Black, think all the way back to season one.
You might not have recognized her anyway — it was a pretty serious transformation.
Madeline has stayed close with members of her OITNB family, including Jackie Cruz.
She’s even jammed with Jackie and The Family Portrait before.
Now, they’re making it official.
Nils Svensson, one of the other band members, also shared the news.
Want to get a taste of their sound? Here’s a clip of The Family Portrait performing at a benefit back in 2015.
And here’s a clip of Madeline rocking some Rihanna.
We can’t wait to hear more from the The Family Portrait — now featuring two of the coolest costars around.