New interview of Taylor Schilling with Times Magazine

New interview of Taylor Schilling with Times Magazine

From Times Magazine

Actress Taylor Schilling, 34, is known for playing Piper Chapman, a woman convicted of money laundering, in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, and is about to star in a horror film, The Prodigy, playing the mother of a disturbed son. She lives in New York.

Acting is not easy and it’s not glamorous. Not everyone can do it. There’s a lot of rooting around inside yourself; it takes a lot of work and it is exhausting. You’re not allowed to be unaware of yourself or your patterns of behaviour in this profession.

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New article from LA Times: ‘The Prodigy’ ending explained by Taylor Schilling

‘The Prodigy’ ending explained by Taylor Schilling

From LA Times

The following article includes plot spoilers for the ending of the new horror film “The Prodigy.”


“Sarah’s choice at the end of the film was the most compelling aspect of her character for me when I first read the script,”
said Schilling by email. “Her maternal instinct grew into pure ferocity…but maybe that’s a result of the choices she makes. She is losing her family, so I don’t think any of her choices are completely logical or rational. She is in this fugue state based solely on survival: The survival of her husband, the survival of her son, and the survival of her family as a whole.”

Schilling, who doesn’t have any children of her own, even ran the idea by other parents to determine how plausible the idea might be.

“The progression of her actions didn’t seem unimaginable to some of the parents I spoke to,” she said. “In fact, some said her choices made sense. Sarah felt complete responsibility for Miles’ well-being, and her final choice was an outgrowth of that. She was willing to go to any length to preserve what she knew of her son.”

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Taylor Schilling tells US Weekly ’25 Things You Don’t Know About Me’

Taylor Schilling: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Taylor Schilling is tops at acting, but tells Us Weekly she’s bad at some other stuff! Read on to learn 25 things about the Prodigy star.

1. I like to paint and draw, and sometimes still fantasize about going to art school.
2. I start my mornings and end each day with meditation.
3. I have to have lip balm with me at all times — one in every pocket.
4. I have a dog named Tank. Sometimes she talks.
5. Maine is one of my favorite places to escape to.
6. I changed my name to Tally for six months in third grade.
7. I’m not a great driver. My brother once got into my car wearing a helmet.
8. French toast and bacon is my favorite meal.
9. I can’t sing, but I take lessons for fun.
10. My mom is a painter who cofounded a nonprofit art gallery in Chicago in the ’70s.
11. Before I made money as an actress, I nannied.
12. I have lots of books. I buy more books than I can read.
13. I got fired from a hostess job after one day due to my poor wardrobe choices and inadequacy.
14. I babysat monkeys in middle school.
15. I would love to study Ayurvedic medicine in India.
16. My grandmother is a sculptor.
17. My first role was Tzeitel in a middle-school cafeteria production of Fiddler on the Roof.
18. One of my proudest accomplishments is earning a fellowship to NYU’s Graduate Acting program.
19. I still feel most at home in the theater.
20. I went to four different high schools.
21. I once had to kiss a mannequin for a commercial audition. I didn’t get the job.
22. Bob Dylan was my first concert. My dad took me.
23. I ate oatmeal for breakfast every day for five years straight. Nowadays I like to switch it up.
24. I started wearing glasses when I was 7.
25. [1987’s] Baby Boom was one of my favorite movies growing up, and Diane Keaton is still an idol.

PRINT: New interview of Taylor Schilling with Popsugar

Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with Popsgar

IMPORTANT – The interview contains major spoilers of The Prodigy – we won’t post these but link back to the original interview 

From Popsugar

POPSUGAR: What really struck me while watching the film is that the plot is every mother’s worst nightmare. But that being said, regardless of whether or not you have kids, the story is still effectively chilling, especially for women. I’m wondering what your first impression was after reading the script and seeing the lengths Sarah has to go to for her son.

Taylor Schilling: I was blown away by this character, and by the time I finished the script, particularly with the turns that Sarah takes . . . at the end, she’s just trying to save her son. It really fooled me. It blew me away.

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