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'Orange is the New Black' Cast Berto Colon Speaks Up About Recurring Character

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Berto Colon recently talked about his character in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and how grateful he is to be a part of the popular series.

Colon portrays the drug dealer Cesar, the man responsible for the imprisonment of Dayanara (Dascha Polanco) and her mother, Aleida (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Cesar appeared in few episodes of the show's first season, and wasn't even mention in Season 2. The character resurfaced in the third season, iDigitalTimes wrote.

"It's an amazing opportunity. I try to play him as honest as possible," Colon said of his role on "Orange is the New Black," as reported by Fox News Latino. "You are a product of your environment. You are a product of your circumstances, and I think that Cesar is a product of the circumstances that he was born in or raised in."

The 42-year-old actor, who moved to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in his teenage years, described Cesar as "an honest thug," adding that "there is a lot of freedom on this show to take liberties and be honest," the news outlet added.

Colon admitted that he doesn't relate to Cesar in any way, but manages to pull off the role with the help of his experiences and those of people who have the same circumstances as the character, Fox News Latino wrote. This way, his portrayal is closer to the truth as possible.

"At the end of the day, you can see yourself through the work, but it's not your stuff. It's not you," he explained to the news outlet.

Along with the cast, Colon is grateful of the widespread recognition the show has gained.

"It's blown up worldwide," he told Fox News Latino. "You have people who are rooting for you every time you're on set, and we just feel lucky. It's a surreal feeling."

The third season of "Orange is the New Black" saw Daya choosing to keep her baby instead of giving her up to George "Pornstache" Mendez's (Pablo Schreiber) mother, Delia Powell (Mary Steenburgen), iDigitalTimes wrote.

Season 3 also featured John Bennett (Matt McGorry) disappearing out of Daya's life and her baby's. Though Bennett's departure came as a shock, McGorry insisted that it was expected.

"That's part of the effectiveness of the storytelling. It baits you into that relationship," McGorry told Vulture. "It's so romantic, but you forget [that it's doomed to fail]. But I think there is something very real about how it turns out. The nature of a relationship between a guard and an inmate, it's not a problem until it's a problem."

Season 4 is expected to be released in the summer of 2016, iDigitalTimes noted.

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