New Taylor Schilling interview The Hollywood Reporter

Here’s new interview of Taylor Schilling with The Hollywood Reporter

When did you find out that Piper was getting out of prison on early release?

I actually knew far into shooting last season that Piper was going to be getting out at the end of season six. So, I’ve known that for a while and I had to keep it a secret. But I knew that’s where we were headed — I sort of had an inkling. I don’t quite know why, but I did. And then everything started; she won the [PolyCon, the corporation that owns Litchfield,] lottery so she was able to get out.

As the actress who has played this character for six seasons, what were some of the emotions you experienced when finding out that Piper is leaving prison, and that everything is about to change?

It certainly is an end of an era. Orange has been such a huge chapter in my life, personally and professionally. I’m so grateful to have been able to play this part of Piper. I’m excited to let Piper go and put her to rest beautifully, as I’m sure Jenji will do, and let her kind of live on in her own world, when that time comes. As her time at Litchfield is coming to an end, it’s just about reflecting upon how grateful I am to have participated in something that has brought so much visibility to the prison system in our country. How much needs to be fixed, how much is broken and how no one is immune from its reach, but there are certainly particular populations of people in this country that are being used and abused in ways that need a voice. So I’m really grateful that that’s an element of this show, because it feels like it’s given me a platform for my own activism. Moving forward, there’s a lot to be grateful for.

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Taylor Schilling to appear on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ on August 7th

Awesome news! Taylor Schilling is scheduled for ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ on August 7th

The new season of “Orange Is The New Black” is here, which means star Taylor Schilling will be making promotional television appearances.

NBC just revealed another one. Per the network, Schilling will appear as the lead interview guest on the August 7 “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

Tuesday, August 7: Guests Taylor Schilling, Brendan Gleeson and Jason Kander. Joey Castillo sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0719.


New interview of Taylor Schilling, Dascha Polanco and Kate Mulgrew with Chicago Tribune

New interview of Taylor Schilling, Dascha Polanco and Kate Mulgrew with Chicago Tribune

From Chicago Tribune

In Season 6, three of the show’s central characters, Piper (Taylor Schilling), Red (Kate Mulgrew) and Daya (Dascha Polanco), encounter betrayal, agony and abuse at the hands of the state and each other.

The following is an edited transcript from an interview with the three actors.

Q: When the show began, I know many were excited to see representation of gender-specific incarceration and that the cast became involved in discussions about prison reform. The story’s changed quite a bit since Season 1. Do you still consider yourselves artist-activists?

Kate Mulgrew: Well, I’m a political activist, as is Taylor Schilling. On the outside, we do our thing, as we must do in these times.

Q: This season saw drug addiction, betrayal, gang fights — as artists, how do you feel about tackling such dark material in what many would call a dark period of time?

Taylor Schilling: It’s a question I am really grappling with. It’s a very different world we’re living in than when this show started.

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Taylor Schilling interview with London Evening Standard

New Taylor Schilling interview with London Evening Standard


From Evening Standard 

Taylor Schilling has said fans of Orange Is The New Black will find the new series of the Netflix prison drama very different to the previous five.

Schilling plays Piper Chapman, one of the main characters in the hit show. In the sixth series, released on Friday, the inmates are moved to maximum security after the riots that played out over three days in series five.

The actress said: “Everyone is off-centre and trying to deal with much more aggressive and dark circumstances than they have in the past. It’s a different take on everyone.”

While she recognises the importance of the award-winning drama with its all-female cast, Schilling admitted she is amazed fans are so “committed and invested in the show”. 

The 33-year-old explained: “It’s beautiful to sit back after having done it for a while and see so much connection has happened. 

“I feel like the show has given people a little more elbow room to breathe and be themselves.

“It becomes an easy way to converse. Once you know you have this show in common, there’s a whole world of values you share with somebody”.

Schilling added the show has “bridged the gap” for many fans, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the drama.