Kate Mulgrew plays the feisty Red on ‘Netflix’ series Orange is the New Black, but she shows her true, compassionate self in her new memoir 'Born With Teeth.'
She speaks about growing up with a big family, and giving her daughter up for adoption. But the most shocking part is when she reveals she was raped outside her NYC apartment in 1982.
“I thought, ‘if I just keep my eyes on him he won’t cut me,’” she recalled in a excerpt obtained by ‘People.’ “And he didn’t. I never blamed him. It was absolutely impersonal.”
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She adds, “I made it my business to try to heal.”
The 59-year-old married director Robert Egan that year. The pair are parents to two sons, Ian and Alec. She has also reconnected with her now 22-year-old daughter, Danielle, from a previous relationship.
Kate’s memoir, ‘Born With Teeth,’ is available now.