Taylor Schilling managed to turn orange into the new black thanks to her turn as Piper Chapman in the Netflix original comedy-drama.
And now, in a new pulsating and tense original film, The Titan, she attempts to save the world alongside the dreamy Sam Worthington.
Starring in a film set in a dystopian future, where the world has become uninhabitable due to global warming, may sound like a Sci-fi lover’s dream, but until filming commenced, Taylor wasn’t a fully-fledged futurist geek.
“I’m not big into it! I love it when I do watch Sci-fi films, but I have never even really followed stars that much, I’m getting into it now,” she said. No time like the present then, hun.
Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with Gotham Magazine
As parole on Orange Is the New Black begins to look imminent, Taylor Schilling trades prison walls for outer space in the new sci-fi flick The Titan. While driving through New York City, she reveals her future predictions for Instagram, what it’s like to play a mom and that someone special who may – or may not – be living in Gowanus.
I think the Manhattan Bridge is faster. It will be faster when we get out of New York.
Taylor Schilling is heading home to Brooklyn after perusing the David Hockney exhibit at The Met with Yael Stone, her co-star on the wildly popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which premieres its fifth season this June. “I’m a backseat driver,” she informs me and the Lyft employee who’s transporting her.
Schilling is 10 minutes late for our call because her phone’s battery was at only 4 percent and she was trying to find an outlet to charge it. She is wholeheartedly, authentically apologetic, as most multitaskers tend to be. “My phone always goes dead,” she says seriously. “It happens. But I snuck down from The Met to the Apple Store,” she explains. “The thing about Apple Stores is… outlets.” You get the feeling this happens to Schilling often.
“Orange Is the New Black” star Taylor Schilling says she has found love in a hopeless place: Gowanus, most famous for its putrid canal.
“I’m not gonna talk about it, but someone special does live in Gowanus,” Schilling says in the upcoming issue of Gotham. “It’s full of special people. It’s a special place,” she added.
Schilling, who will star in Netflix’s forthcoming sci-fi film “The Titan,” was rumored to be dating Carrie Brownstein.
She tells the mag, however, that when it comes to love, “there’s no part of me that can be put under a label. I really don’t fit into a box — that’s too reductive . . . I’ve had a lot of love, and I don’t have any qualms about where it comes from.”
Here’s a pic and few quotes of Taylor Schilling with German magazine ‘NEON’
Translation found on the internet:
“Dating doesn’t change much, surprisingly, when your counterpart can google nude pics of you before your first date. I hope, nevertheless, that my dates don’t read too much about me on the internet before the date”
“I’m a tall woman, so men have to stand on apple crates while shooting to appear taller. I don’t want to go into detail but I’ve learned: Don’t adress it. We’ll both pretend it is not happening.”
“I don’t really drink alcohol, that’s just not me nor my lifestyle. I’m living a life without hangover”
“If you’re stuck and don’t see a way out: There is always one, I promise.”
“While working as a nanny I’ve learned two important things: Everybody wants to be heard. And nobody likes it to be excluded on the playground.”
” I cannot confirm the theory of falling in love with someone inevitably just because of kissing them many times. I’ve kissed Laura Prepon constantly over the last five years, because we play a couple on “Orange is the new black” but I’ve never fallen in love with her.”
“Try, under any circumstance, to look behind a persons face and not to jump to conclusions too fast. We have a lot in common, more than we think.”
” I want to absorb the news, not to be absorbed by them. It’s a balancing act staying mentally healthy and to be aware of the things happening to the world at the same time. The daily 15-minute podcast of the “New York Times” is a good way not to lose track.”
“Risk something in life. You have nothing to lose.”
The words that you should “remember where you came from” could easily be the motto of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. While many of the winners are household names and living legacies, they all know too well what it feels like to audition to be Waiter Number Four (again).
That the SAG Awards have only grown in media scrutiny and prominence since their debut in 1995 has not gone unnoticed by the winners. Nor do they necessarily think this is a bad thing.
Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” has won the TV comedy ensemble category every year since it became eligible in 2014. But star Schilling’s speech at the 2017 ceremony got a particularly strong reaction when she called out the then-newly elected commander in chief of the United States.
Her remarks were a response to President Trump’s executive order earlier in the week banning immigrants from certain countries from entering the U.S. (a ban that has since been struck down in courts). Schilling is part of the most ethnically and racially diverse casts on TV — and she says she needed to comment that night.
“This story that we’re telling through this show, collectively, would not be possible without refugees and immigrants,” she says now. “You can’t unbraid the show from the immigrant experience and it felt vital that, if we were going to be honored again, then we needed to acknowledge it.”
She says this win also resonated with her because she feels “the SAG Awards are the most meaningful of all the awards.” She thinks about the Theodore Roosevelt speech that claims that the person who truly counts isn’t the critic, but the “man who is actually in the arena.”
“We’re really all in the ring together,” she says. “To be acknowledged by somebody who truly understands the experience? I don’t know what could be more exciting than that.”
Schilling essays role of Piper Chapman in “Orange is the New Black”, which is aired in India on Colors Infinity.
She said in a statement: “There’s so much humour and I think the humour is absolutely universal, but that idea of being in the context of you know people at their lowest, there’s so much freedom to that and I think we need to be reminded that even when we’re there, we’re okay and we’re valuable, and our humanity is intact and our voice is of value in the world.
“And I think the show does that, it pays a lot of respect to people at every point in their lives. So, it’s something deeply universal to me.”
Based on the best-selling memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” by Piper Kerman and created by Jenji Kohan, the Emmy-award winning TV series is set in a fictional prison in Litchfield, New York.
Schilling also feels that there is an international appeal to the show as “it deals with basic universal human themes of wanting to connect, wanting to be seen for who you are, of what happens, how are we judged, are we judged by doing things we’re of, not proud are we judged by the worst, darkest moments in our lives or by the lighter moments in our lives and can those things coexist.”
“I think that there’s a real raw honesty to meeting people in a space where the”re at the lowest moment in their lives,” she added.
New pictures and interview of Taylor Schilling in DIVA magazine
From Diva Magazine
One person who knows more about the show’s game-changing credentials than anyone is Taylor Schilling, who plays the dramedy’s central character Piper Chapman. She has been there since the get-go, has seen – and lived – its evolution, and firmly believes the show has changed the conversation around issues like sexuality, telling the Evening Standard recently that the world has “become a little more Orange”. “In the first season, all people wanted to talk about was what it was like to kiss a girl,” the 32-year-old says. “Now, if someone asks me that, there’s a complete understanding if I say, ‘I’m not going to answer that question’.”