Picture of Taylor Schilling from the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ season 6

Picture of Taylor Schilling from the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ season 6

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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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