Los Angeles: Actress Katie Holmes was almost cast in the role of Piper Chapman in `Orange Is the New Black`.
The Netflix show`s creator Jenji Kohan revealed that she was a fan of Holmes and considered the former `Dawson`s Creek` actress for the lead, reportedly.
"You know, I met with her. She had other things to do. And also in the beginning, no-one knew what this was," Kohan said.
Taylor Schilling, who plays prisoner Piper, added, "I`m a big fan of Katie Holmes. She could be friends with Lorna or like Lorna`s Boston sister."
Holmes has previously said that the Emmy-nominated show is one of her favourite series.