Here’s a new Taylor Schilling interview with Heat
Here’s a new Taylor Schilling interview with Heat
New Taylor Schilling and the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ cast interview with Konbini
Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox from the OITNB press tour
Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with Paris Match
From Paris Match (Google Translation)
The heroine of “Orange Is the New Black”, the successful production of Netflix, attacks its fifth season in prison. Visit to the parlor.
In prison, promiscuity is the place and the other side of learning, because never being alone, you learn to live with others. This is the big lesson of the bold series “Orange Is the New Black” in which Taylor Schilling plays Piper Chapman, bisexual heroine, caught up in court ten years after making a youthful mistake and sentenced to serve a sentence fifteen months in a women’s prison. Conceived as a transgressive comedy about the prison universe, the series has become a true social phenomenon.
Taylor Schilling, although endowed with the blondness and elegance of a Grace Kelly, did not expect to be chosen to embody a character so distant from her own origins. “I grew up in Boston in a wild family, between an assistant father of the prosecutor and a mother who is a permanent painter. We were not poor, but let’s say that buying our clothes at Gap was an inaccessible luxury. But after a drama degree at Fordham University, the role of Ben Affleck’s wife in “Argo” and Zac Efron’s girlfriend in “The Lucky One,” 2012 was her year!
Overnight, the series makes her an icon among teen girls, who approach her on the street to tell her how much she helps them feel better about themselves.
Camped in her white goose character, Taylor Schilling discovers a world populated by women of all ages, races, forms and sexual orientations. A plural feminine far from stereotypes, observed with respect and without moralizing judgment. With an aversion to politically correct, the series exposes the inequality erected in system, the weight of social determinisms, the injustice of the judicial machine, without ever denying the individual. It reverses our point of view, like what Piper Chapman saw, forced to discover other lives than her own. “Her career is a matter of survival,” says Schilling. And it is not always pretty to see when the individual is reduced to his most primary instincts. Blood, sweat and tears. This is what the series imposes on this young woman who has neither a survival manual nor a map indicating the direction to follow. Her experience is empirical and individual, for she is not part of any predominant community (black or latino). And during the journey we discover that what counts is the way traveled with its detours rather than the destination. ”
Season 5 promises a few face-to-face encounters …
Thus, in this promiscuity imposed from beds to showers, everything is a matter of body. And in front of all these tattooed, scarred, seamed epidermis, the series tells stories of love and violence. In the first season, the couple is shattered when Piper finds her former girlfriend dealeuse … Four seasons later, Piper is still looking for her place. Season 5 promises a few face-to-face encounters … But over time the atmosphere darkens as a mirror of a distraught American society. “We remain avant-garde on certain subjects and a part of the company joins us, while America of Trump stiffens, confirms the actress. So there are two Americas that do not coexist. And this polarization of manners creates an anger and a volcanic climate that grow, move and evolve with us. And even if she refuses to be locked in her role, Taylor Schilling knows that the public will keep her as long as possible behind bars.
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Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling and the cast of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ from last week’s premiere
Here’s a new short interview of Taylor Schilling and the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ cast with Vulture
In the new season of Orange Is the New Black, Litchfield devolves into chaos as the prisoners riot, and everyone’s lawlessness manifests differently. Taystee handles the hostage negotiations, while Flaca and Maritza run a beauty vlog. The otherwise quiet Frieda invites a handful of inmates — which includes much of the original cast — into her bunker near the old pool. Trained as a survivalist, Frieda has outfitted the bunker with enough food, supplies, and weapons to survive a nuclear war. But the space seems dark and cramped, and they are down there for hours. At a recent party for the premiere of season five, Vulture asked the cast and executive producer: What was it like to shoot there? (And how many Pop-Tarts did they consume?)
Taylor Schilling (Piper)
It was quite poignant simply being with the people we started the journey with who were all together again after five years. So many people came in and out, and there was something really poignant about being with the tribe. It is impossible not to think about it in the context of our lives as people, and where we were when we started together. So that last scene when we were holding hands was really powerful. It felt kind of reflective and sweet.
You can read the other answers at the source
Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling and the cast of ‘Orange Is The New Black’
From Harpers Bazaar
In our spoiler-free conversation below, six of the show’s stars discuss the challenges of shooting three days over the course of several months, the heartbreak of losing both Poussey and Samira Wiley, and why this resistance-themed season is more important now than ever.
ON THE CHALLENGES OF SEASON 5’S CONDENSED TIMEFRAME:
Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman): “Even just in a very pragmatic way, it’s a challenge to keep track of it all. It was like a puzzle, to go to work and remember what just happened, because what was shot four months ago just happened in the show six minutes ago.”
ON HOW THEIR CHARACTERS HAVE CHANGED FOLLOWING THE TRAUMA OF SEASON 4:
TS: “I kept trying to remember, as we were working, that Piper was branded like five days ago. This is a woman who’s in a constant state of vertigo and shame and disconnection, and certainly that plays into where she is this season. She’s trying to step out of the middle.”
NL: “This season brings out a side of Nicky that I haven’t really got to play so much before. She’s very active and focused and made more present by the intensity of the events around her. She doesn’t have as much time to be as self-destructive as we’re used to seeing her.”
TS: “Playing a character for this long, you have a real relationship with them. I love Piper, and she’s also like a sister because I don’t know what she’s going to do, and sometimes it’s like… ‘What’s going on? This isn’t what I would do! Don’t do this!’”
NL: “With Nicky, I’m watching her dynamic with Lorna and I’m getting concerned, like ‘Nicky! She’s married!’ But you discover there’s a legitimate reason these characters are often knocking on old doors, or bashing in new ones. They’re written with so many dimensions that they can go high to low, light to dark, suicidally depressed to massively buoyant. They can make terrible decisions and then save the day.”
ON THE TIMELY THEME OF THIS SEASON—WOMEN UNITING IN PROTEST AGAINST A REGIME OF TOXIC MASCULINITY—IN TRUMP’S AMERICA.
DB: “What started the riot was Taystee saying ‘Let’s not take any more. I’m done, are y’all with me?’. And for most people, I think that’s how it happens. If there wasn’t someone bold enough to step up, I don’t think there would be a protest. Everyone was chilling in their bunks [in the Season 4 finale], Poussey still on the ground, and even when the riot starts you see characters like Piper and Alex debating whether they want to get involved.”
Diane Guerrero (Maritza Ramos): “When you see such an injustice like that towards a fellow inmate, what’s to stop it from happening to you? It’s full-on survival mode, and we all feel we’ve been to our breaking point and now we’re ready to take action. In reality, what we’ve been seeing in this country with the prison system and the justice system, we’ve seen it happen time and again and now it’s sort of our revolution. It’s our coming out and saying ‘You know what? I’m an informed human being, and I’m going to take action.’ Whether that is through the power of your vote, or mobilizing, speaking out and using your voice, it’s all relevant.”
You can read the full interview here