New interview of Taylor Schilling with Collider

Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with Collider

From Collider

Collider: Thank you for talking to me about this. It seems like there are endless conversations to be had about this show and this story.

TAYLOR SCHILLING: I know. You don’t know even where to begin.

When you first heard about this project, before reading a script and before learning about what the approach to the story would be, what was your reaction, just to the idea that they were doing this? Were you immediately intrigued or did you have a lot of questions?

SCHILLING: I was so intrigued, particularly once I’d read the script. I knew the material that the show was dealing with, and it wasn’t just a show about a sex tape. It was shedding new light on the crime committed against Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. I found it really nuanced and important.

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PRINT: New interview of Taylor Schilling with GALA

Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with GALA

From GALA

GALA: Taylor, what were your first thoughts when you read the series’ script?
Taylor Schilling: My first thought was, “I hope I can be there!” I liked the story very much. And then I was shocked. I didn’t know the tape was stolen from Pamela and Tommy’s house. Everyone thought at the time she was making money from it, but she was just a victim of a violent crime. I was really impressed with Pamela Anderson and the dignity with which she has progressed. She has behaved bravely her whole life. I wondered what I would have done if it had been me.

You play Erica Gauthier in the seriesthe wife of the man who released Pamela and Tommy’s sex tape. How did you prepare for the role?
Erica is an adult film actress. So pretty much all I could find about her online was dozens of adult movies. It helped that her character was portrayed very clearly in the script. I knew immediately what role she would play in the series and what her destiny is.

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PRINT: New picture and interview of Taylor Schilling with W Magazine

Here’s a new Taylor Schilling interview with W Magazine

From W Magazine

Did you know about Erica Gauthier’s side of the story before joining the show?

No, not at all. I had no idea how Pam & Tommy’s sex tape got out into the world. I vaguely thought they had been involved with it or released it because I was a little bit too young when that happened to process it in real time. Erica is like a bay leaf in the stew of this whole story. She really holds it down, as a sex worker by choice, who’s able to delineate between porn and exploitation. She can really clearly articulate that. It’s a really smart element to add into this story. Erica differentiates from what is appropriate and empowered, and what’s not. What they did was criminal, and a deep betrayal.

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PRINT: Taylor Schilling interview with Newsweek

Here’s an interview of Taylor Schilling with Newsweek

From Newsweek

Speaking to Newsweek, Schilling shared she saw her character, Erica, as a “counterpart to Pam.”

She explained: “Erica is a woman who’s made the decision to be an adult actress and has done so with agency and is in charge of her own life. And in that way, she’s really able to illustrate for Rand why what Pam and Tommy did is not pornography. And I think in that way, she’s sort of almost an ally for Pam. And she’s a really vital, vital force in this story overall.”

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