Katie Holmes was almost in "Orange is the New Black"

Katie Holmes attends the Third Annual GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL Launch Party at Milk Studios on July 10, 2014, in New York.

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"Orange is the New Black" almost had a "Dawson's Creek" star behind bars.

The Netflix show's creator Jenji Kohan revealed that Katie Holmes was in mind to play the lead character Piper Chapman, according to E! News. "I'm a big fan of hers. I met with her originally for Piper, I believe," Kohan confessed.

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The part ultimately went to Taylor Schilling as Holmes "had other things going on," and at the time, "no one knew the show would be what it was."

But don't discount Holmes entirely from the series. Kohan added that she's not opposed to writing the 35-year-old actress in as a guest star in season 3. "She could be friends with Lorna (Yael Stone) or like Lorna's Boston sister," she said.

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