New interview of Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon with The Hollywood Reporter
For Schilling, whose character ended the season with mixed feelings about her newfound freedom, the one thing she seems confident about is how Piper feels about Alex.
“I think that’s the love of her life,” Schilling tells THR. “I’m not quite sure what that means all the time, but I think there comes a point in life to either commit to partnership or to not. Either one is totally valid, but it seems to me that Piper decided to commit to a life lived in tandem with Alex and to just work through the stuff with another human. So, I’d love to see her continue that on in perpetuity, to stick with it.”
“It feels like we’ve already come to a place where gay marriage is no longer a political statement,” says Schilling. “Where it’s a fact of life for many people and that there are now much more vulnerable populations and other members of the LGBTQ community, like the transgender community, that need to be made visible and have their voices amplified. So while, on some level it’s always the case, the beauty of it is that, to me, it seemed less like a political statement and more of just a continuation of the storyline — which is probably in and of itself the biggest political statement that can be made.”
She adds, “And that’s to the credit of many, many, many people who have been tireless advocates. It’s to the credit to where things have changed since the show started.”
You can read the full interview here