New interview and video of Taylor Schilling from Vogue

New interview and video of Taylor Schilling from Vogue

From Vogue

Lately, Taylor Schilling has been starting her days writing. About a year ago, the 33-year-old actress and star of Orange Is the New Black realized that setting aside time in the morning just to write—no goal, no agenda, no word count—tuned her in for the rest of the day. “I’m finding that if I wake up and write out whatever is clogging up my thinking—fears, worries, whatever it is—that by the time I’m done writing, I’m a little more focused on what I want to have happen, instead of what I’m afraid of.”

Schilling feels her best in the morning—“I love the freshness of a new day”—and she relishes those moments to herself when time stands still: eating breakfast, writing, and drinking tea in her Brooklyn home. “It sets me up and focuses me on what I’m curious about,” she says. “Kind of tosses the external stuff that’s not as important and connects me to my values, and what matters.”

What matters to the Emmy-nominated actor these days—while she films the sixth season of Orange Is the New Black—is using her talents to make an impact. It can be anything from voicing concerns on behalf of her peers to calling lawmakers about issues she’s passionate about, or even babysitting a friend’s child. “That’s really a go-to way for me to feel beautiful, when I’m making some kind of contribution,” she says, reflectively. “It’s part and parcel of feeling beautiful. Yes, I feel incredibly beautiful when my skin is gorgeous, and after I’ve exercised and I’ve been eating in a clean way; or when I’m ready to go out for an evening—I love that stuff. But that can be more hit-or-miss in terms of an internal feeling of real power or beauty. It’s the physical part lined up with my own power.”

When Schilling was little, around the same time she saw community theater productions which inspired her to pursue acting, she felt beauty in physical triumphs such as when she could win a race against her brother or do a swing flip on the monkey bars. “I felt impenetrable,” she says. “I think that’s my earliest recollection of beauty. That feeling of attractiveness, and feeling magnetic and confident. And then it shifted a little bit,” she admits. “But I try to remember that and use it as a touchstone for what beauty means to me. I was embodied, inside of myself. I felt confident and ready to go.” This is where Genaissance de La Mer— a time-reversing formulation born from the crystals in a castoff beaker in the La Mer lab—and Schilling’s perspective meet: an understanding that there’s beauty and strength to be found in the unassuming, seemingly unremarkable moments every day.

Schilling refers back to that feeling of being grounded in her body as she continues to garner acclaim in a field where painting on a persona is part of the gig. “I can put on as many layers of shellac as I want, but my belief is that you can’t really fool anybody,” she says. “And what I love about Orange is that it celebrates all of that inside stuff. It’s made me bolder in my own life. It’s taught me that it’s not about seeking approval.” It’s also made her more forthcoming with the people who inspire her. “I’ve started doing this thing where I write to people whose work I love—writers, artists—sometimes just to offer gratitude or appreciation. It’s helpful,” she says, “And it’s kind of fun to write fan mail.”

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New Taylor Schilling and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ cast interview with RTL.fr

New Taylor Schilling and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ cast interview with RTL.fr

From RTL.fr (Google Translation)

“Fight the power”. This is how the actresses of Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) describe, in a nutshell, the new and fifth season of the Netflix series, online on June 9th. A formula directly borrowed from a moving and powerful scene drawn from these new episodes.

For Laverne Cox (Sophia) and Danielle Brooks (Taystee), this return of the Litchfield inmates takes place under the sign of the struggle against power. At the end of the previous season, a pistol made its entry behind the bars. One of the detainees, Dayanara, holds the gun firmly by pointing at one of the mates. This is the beginning of the rebellion.

“This season speaks about giving the floor, standing, sharing our beliefs and opinions, giving voice to those who do not,” says Taylor Schilling (Piper), interviewed by the editors of Girls at London. And Natasha Lyonne (Nicky) added: “What I like is the red thread: to rise up against injustice and to fight against authority over the abuse of power.”

“These women have the opportunity to take power in their hands,” summarizes Uzo Abuda (Suzanne). That is the case. Over the three days that this season is taking place, the inmates are freed from the patriarchal hand imposed by the male majority in the ranks of the masters. Even though the violence has not disappeared, an order has settled into anarchy.

We find our favorite characters there. Red, who is trying to get revenge on her executioner, Piscatella, Lorna and Nicky, who are looking for each other without being there, passing through Sosso, Cindy, Alex, Norma … And even Caputo who will find himself in situations Little delicate.

“Orange Is The New Black”, an ode to the diversity of minorities

More broadly, the Orange Is The New Black series gives pride of place to minorities, to all minorities. Blacks, Latinos, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, Russians, Asians, the poor … And all are represented in a complete way, as Danielle Brooks points out: “Normally when I watch television, I see a black woman, I see only one version of this black woman, but in the OWNB there are many types of black women, and one can show that one is more than you can think. ”

And adds: “This is what makes this series so interesting to me, we are more things than what you believe.” And the more the series progresses, the more the number of inmates increases, and the more diverse the minorities. For example, in season 4 appear religious problems, still non-existent in the previous ones.

If it can be seen as a feminist production, the actresses go further. “It is almost reductive to speak of it as a fair feminist series,” explains Taylor Schilling. “There are also ideas of intersexuality, races, genera, social-economic status, poverty … ) Yes it is a series on women, but we can not separate feminism from other problems “.

Among them, the transgender condition. This is the first time we see a transgender character interpreted by a transgender actress. The actress concerned, Laverne Cox, confirms: “When we talk about my history and the issue of the trans population, many things have changed thanks to the series, and it is really interesting to be part of it.” In summary, as the actress says, Orange Is The New Black is a series that tells “stories that are not often told.”

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