Taylor Schilling: I Didn't Sign Up for This 'Celebrity Kim Kardashian Culture'
Here’s what the 30-year-old Orange is the New Black actress had to share with the mag:
On the state of online culture: “There is something so sad about going online and seeing almost everyone shouting ‘Notice me, notice me!’ Which is such a human desire—to be acknowledged. But me responding to that with some sort of ‘You’re noticed, you’re seen’ only perpetuates the loneliness. Because I’m not seeing you; I’m not noticing you. And whoever you are, you so deserve to be noticed and valued. I feel lucky to have not grown up with the Internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy.”
On feeling pressures to share more on social media: “It has almost become a defiant thing at this point because I do not believe this celebrity Kim Kardashian culture is what I signed up for. I’d rather create something honest than try to create something for a social-media account. Besides, my brain is just way too fragile for both. [Laughs] I am susceptible to what people think; I think we all are. So it’s just easier for me to not engage with it too much.”
On when life hands you what you needs: “Right before Orange happened, I was in a period of fully questioning myself, and I came to the conclusion that either I’m going to like what I do or I’d be happy doing low-rent theatre in New York City. That bone-deep acceptance of your life – whatever it looks like – is when doors start to open and an opportunity presents itself.”
For more from Taylor, visit ElleCanada.com.