I definitely felt by the time I got to grad school - which was a great experience - I was like, Whats the difference between the teachers and the students? Why are the teachers teachers if they want to be acting? It didnt make sense to me anymore. Its not like you learn how to set a broken bone and you get the stamp of approval.— Taylor Schilling
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I don't know my armpit from my elbow in Los Angeles.
I'm really into Greek yogurt, fruit and almonds. Those are my 'go-to' snacks.
Honestly all the sweets and bad stuff on set don't really call to me because I'm working so much. I've trained myself to stay away from sugar.
I don't have a connection to the fashion world at all.
I started doing yoga in college, so that has just become a staple of a self-care routine for my mind and my body. My body craves it at this point, so I do it two to three times a week, sometimes more. I practice Vinyasa style yoga and sometimes mix it up.
I'm not very cool. I have a really hard time meeting people and stuff.
There's always that jumping off place when you're doing a sex scene when you can tell the crew's like, 'OK, it's comin'. At this point, it's actually not a big deal.
As an actor, what I'm finding is that I really like the extremes.
I think that's really fun to play with.
I had a hard time on TV, the last time on television, so I wasn't sure that I wanted to do that again. But, I really am a big fan of Jenji and I knew this is her next thing, so I read it. And once I read the script, I was really, really impressed that there was a woman who was the centerpiece of her own story, and that she was in the center of her own narrative.
Well, a lot of things surprised me. There were things that I had never thought about, in my life. I never thought about how loud prison was. I've never thought about how your ears never really get a break from all this noise. That was actually replicated on our set pretty well.
I like to do yoga, Pilates, dance, and things like that.
I had an unorthodox high-school experience;
I shifted around to different schools. When I got to college and met Larry Sacharow, who ran the theatre department [at Fordham University in NYC], he was the first person to say ‘I believe in you.’ At that point, I just needed someone to say ‘I see you, I get you, let’s go.’ It’s an amazing thing to borrow someone else’s confidence in you; it can change your life.
And I never thought about how the lights don't go out, so you never really rest, in that way. I never really thought about the intensity of being watched, all the time. Those are some things that I didn't know about prison.
I'm the girl who will show up in jeans no matter what - but the jeans can get fancier and fancier.
If it's a good day, I get 'The New York Times' on my iPad, and if I have a little time in the morning, I like to look at that while I'm eating.
I don't do detoxes or cleanses; they don't really work for me.
Be yourself. You're okay. And it really doesn't matter what other people think.
For me as an actor, daring is to tell the truth - to be yourself, no matter how the world interacts with that.
So often, we're expected to maintain some sort of standard - that won't get you where you need to go.
I love Ben Affleck so much. He's an amazing director.
I try not to eat too many raw vegetables.
I only have one raw meal a day. At night I eat warm, cooked foods. I like to drink lots of tea, but no coffee. Not drinking coffee has changed my game for the better.
It takes a lot of bravery to be authentic and honest and to take that social mask off in order to connect with another human being. So much of what makes us who we are is smoothed away online. And what truly connects us is the wrinkles, not the smoothness.
Life is so much easier when I allow myself to be myself and go with the flow.
I wanted to wear a uniform when I was in high school, but I couldn't.
I was like, "It would be so much easier!"
I actually like pole dancing! It gives you so much confidence.
I never thought I'd do it, but now I'm really into it.
I tried to hostess... but they fired me after four days because I couldn't figure out how seating plans worked.
I don't feel bound by my face or my body.
I don't feel like that's the biggest gift I have to offer the world. I feel like there are more parts of me to offer than that.
I try to come at fitness and nutrition from a perspective of gentleness and what will make me feel good afterwards. I try to stay out of the mindset of needing to fix myself. I do whatever seems fun to me.
"The Notebook" is one of my favorite love stories.
I dont like it when people dont hold the door.
I dont know, that really bugs me... I guess I like manners.
Whatever it is that I am working on is what I become obsessed with.
It's as interesting to me as someday getting to play in some beautiful period piece where the costumes are from a completely different era. This feels as extreme as that, and that's really liberating. It's really liberating to just go 180 from what my life is like. I love that! I love not having to think about clothes. I wanted to wear a uniform when I was in high school, but I couldn't. I was like, "It would be so much easier!"
I'd love to do theater. I've done so many plays in my life. I still think of that as my main thing.