Actually, it’s Taryn Manning as the much-hyped, titular “Karen” in the upcoming thriller from Coke Daniels … a role meant to represent a blend of all the notorious “Karens” who’ve gone viral for the worst reasons over the past couple years.
The “Orange is the New Black” star plays a racist, entitled white woman in the South who terrorizes her new Black neighbors, and based on TMZ’s exclusive first look at the movie … she nails it.
Likewise, director Daniels says his intention with Manning’s character is to highlight how her outrageous micro-aggressions lead to racism, hate and violence.
Taryn added that she wants viewers to hate her in the film … because that means they’re on board with a societal change and embracing racial equality.
“Karen” co-stars Duane Finley, Cory Hardrict, Dawn Halfkenny, Jasmine Burke and Gregory Alan Williams and comes out in September … so don’t expect the name Karen to get a popularity boost anytime soon.