“It does take time to get Piper [ready] — it takes far more makeup than you would imagine for me to look like I’m wearing absolutely no makeup,” Schilling, 31, tells PeopleStyle. “And Piper doesn’t have as much access to makeup, so she’s sort of the default setting — she doesn’t really have a choice — but for me, I prefer to be bare as much as possible.”
Schilling, 31, adds that playing the role of a barefaced prisoner in an all-women’s penitentiary is much more refreshing than you’d imagine, and adds a certain level of relatability to her character.
“I think it’s very liberating to [play a character who doesn’t wear makeup],” Schilling tells PeopleStyle. “It knocks away one level of artifice, and I think that is what I appreciate most about acting. It’s trying to drill down to the truth of a character, or situation or a circumstance and in some cases, lots of makeup helps with that. In this situation, in the story of Piper Chapman, it really illuminates interesting parts of her that she doesn’t wear any makeup.”
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