New interview of Taylor Schilling and the cast of ‘The Public’ with Entertainment Studios

Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling and the cast of ‘The Public’ with ES

PRINT: New interview of Taylor Schilling with Parade

Here’s a new interview of Taylor Schilling with Parade

From Parade – Schilling spoke with Parade about her experience working on The Public and what its messages say about the world today.

How would you describe The Public, as well as your role in the film?
The genius of Emilio’s script is that he’s able to combine and alchemize so many issues that are happening right now and are probably more relevant at this point than when he even wrote it. The intersectionality of what he covers—the infringement upon our civil liberties, the homelessness crisis, poverty, militarization of the police, to name a few—coalesce in the story he tells over this one night in a public library in Cincinnati. Among many meaty parts, he wrote my character, Angela. What I love about Angela is that she’s a quintessential example of an ally. She beautifully puts aside her own story to make room and amplify the story that most desperately needs to be told. She’s a great role model in that way. It’s a great recipe in how to be an ally: Step out of the way and amplify the voice of the voiceless.

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New still and interview of Taylor Schilling in ‘The Public’

New still and interview of Taylor Schilling in ‘The Public’


Emmy-nominated actress Taylor Schilling, known for “Orange Is the New Black,” plays Goodson’s friend, Angela, who is communicating with him inside the library in an effort to get the truth out about the demonstration the homeless patrons are enacting.

The media’s misrepresentation of the sit-in, reporting incorrectly that there is a hostage situation when it’s really a peaceful demonstration to enact social change is occurring, is another message seen in the film.

“Right now one of the things that I’ve noticed — and I think has been a theme of the past several years — is there’s, in addition to the amount of injustice and outrage that’s happening, an upswell of activism and active seeking for truth and active desire to participate,” Schilling said.

“I think that what my character’s doing in the film, sort of seeking the truth in a desire to get into the center of the story and let the narrative swim outside of what’s actually happening is something a lot of people can relate to,” Schilling continued. “I really appreciate her resilience and the desire to keep trying and to seek out answers.”