New interview of Taylor Schilling with ABC News

From ABC News

Theater of War Productions has previously used “Antigone” to explore police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence and social justice. Now it is health care. Over the next year, “The Nurse Antigone” will be presented 12 times.

Schilling, star of “Orange Is the New Black” who will read the part of Ismene, Antigone’s sister, says each time she’s done one of the company’s readings, the experience is very intimate.

“The actors are just there to facilitate an experience for the audience and to jump start the discussion that happens afterwards,” she says. “We come in with the desire to have a shared experience and leave more connected to each 


“Nurses at the front lines often feel that their voices are not heard, that they’re not understood that they’re not appreciated for their contribution,” she says. “One of the consequences of our divided America is that nurses have become more and more the targets of people’s frustration at all different levels.”

The Nurse Antigone Register

New interview of Taylor Schilling with Decider

Here’s the second part of Taylor Schilling’s interview with Decider

From Decider

In Pam & Tommy Episode 7, Erica finally discovers that her ex-husband was the person who stole and shared the tape. Her reaction is to immediately condemn him for his crime. Schilling told Decider that this scene was “the lynchpin” for why she wanted to work on Pam & Tommy and why she loved Erica.

“She’s small, but mighty,” Schilling said. “It is Pam and Tommy’s story, but the way that Erica can highlight and hold a mirror and amplify what’s going on or amplify the way that Pam was exploited is because she’s a sex worker who has made the decision with her own agency in a very autonomous way and is living life the way she choses. She’s a well-adjusted successful adult actress. And because of that she’s able to say, ‘What I do is pornography. What I do involves consent forms and salary. And -I am happy to hold the gaze of people who recognize me from my work when I’m buying milk. But what happened to Pam Anderson is a violent crime because there were no consent forms.’”

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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


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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