Stewart famously spent time in prison in 2004 after being convicted of three felonies, but it seems that the people she met during her stay made a lasting impression.
“When you live through something like Orange Is the New Black, the real characters are better,” she told Handler.
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Stewart also shared her early morning prison-TV ritual.
“In prison, it was BET television at all times,” she said. “I had to get up really early to watch the news. There’s only one TV available, and you have to sit in a room on hard chairs and you look up like this at the TV, so if I wanted to watch the stock market and stuff like that I’d have to get up really early and watch it by myself.”
Typical Martha—always resourceful.