THE actress who portrays Big Boo on popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black has been captured on camera standing up to a homophobic preacher while on a New York City subway.

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Random performances, speeches and the like while in transit is a common sight on NYC’s subway, but when Lea DeLaria — whose character’s real name is Carrie Black — crossed paths with a homophobic preacher on the M train bound for Queens on Tuesday morning, she confronted him.

At first, DeLaria — who wore a “Bad Jew” t-shirt and a “God Hates Bags” tote bag — led the commuters in her carriage through a rendition of drinking song 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall in an attempt to stop the preacher.

Afterwards, she walked right up to the preacher, calling him a “creepy religious fanatic” and accusing him of directing a homophobic slur at her.

“Ah, there he goes! Now he calls me a dyke everyone!” DeLaria, who is openly-gay, says.

The confrontation didn’t end there, with Gothamist reporting that it continued for several stops.

News of the incident ignited online and social media debates on the way she treated the preacher, and whether or not he still had a right and freedom to express his views.

There was also speculation that the video incident was staged, but reports have indicated that the same preacher is often seen on the subway network.

Watch the videos that were published on gossip website TMZ and have since gone viral:

DeLaria, who does not identify with a religion, reportedly “thanked God” when the preacher finally disembarked from the train.

As for her own final destination, this was it:

Can you tell me how to get… How to get to Sesame Street. #bertandernieinlove.

A photo posted by Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria) on

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