Yes, of course, I think she's cute, but I also think she's a viable candidate for "the next Meryl Streep."
I really liked her on that show "Mercy" from 4 years ago. It was a good show but only lasted one season.
Much better than some of these other overrated actresses out there right now.
She's better than her critics say, but let's not get carried away.
She looks like me with blonde hair!
Peggy CASS has more posts than this thread??
At least I've heard of Mama Cass Elliot (who could sing the shit out of just about anything).
I have no idea who this Taylor Schilling person is nor what "OITNB" is supposed to stand for.
Girls, your posts need some work.
What kind of a last name is Schilling? Is she Austrian?
More like the new Michelle Pfeifer
Since she's the star of the Atlas Shrugged films, which were financed by teabagger assholes for propaganda purposes (by their own admission) I'm betting she's probably a Rethug.
And if so, fuck her.
Schill post. F&F!
Please, r9, she's dyked out with everyone on Orange Is the New Black.
She plays a great bitch, but in the early eps of OITNB she faded into the background next to Kate Mulrew and most of the supporting cast.
I can't believe she's 29, looks much older.
I like her...I think she has range. Orange could launch her.
I've only seen her in Orange is the New Black (which I loved until the last episodes of the season which took a nosedive). I love the entire cast of the show. Schilling was perfectly cast and her comic timing is exceptional. I'd criticize the Streep comparison, OP, but it also occurred to me based on her personality and look; it's going to take an extensive range and body of work for someone to truly convince me she has a Streep thing going on though, and Schilling has yet to have a chance to deliver anything like that.
Her teeth are distractingly over-whitened, though.
I think she's wonderful on OINTB. I grew up in CT and she is so spot-on as a moneyed, entitled CT princess.
I think she snagged a role with rare range and made the absolute most of it. She does ugly and beautiful, feminine and butch, comedy and intense drama, and all equally well. I really think she's someone to watch.
(I don't know that she'll ever find a co-star with whom she has more chemistry than Laura Prepon, though!)
I have no idea what orientation Schilling and Prepon are in real life, but they play a lesbian couple like nobody's fucking business!
[quote]I can't believe she's 29, looks much older.
I know! I can't believe it either. She looks at least mid-30's. It's the gaunt face and thin skin on her neck that makes her look so old.
She looks like Jared Leto!
I owe Mercy on DVD. Love that show. I also was shocked to find out she was 25 back in 2009! I thought she was at least 30-35 yo. Wild.
R18 Do they use strap-ons in the show?
No strap-ons r22, but Lea Delaria did fuck herself with a screwdriver. So there's that.
She looks haggard. While not ugly, she does fall short of being pretty. I don't think she lays gay convincingly. Or straight. She just isn't sexy.
She was on Watch What Happens Live tonight and is absolutely adorable, but is Andy Cohen the most annoying human ever born, or what??
I wonder what she's making of all this "Laura Prepon is leaving the show!" hubbub.
Everyone associated with the show has obviously been commanded to shut the fuck up about the whole situation, so we may never know.
I, for one, think it's much ado about nothing, and that Prepon will return for fewer episodes, and that's all there is to it.
She really grew on me. I thought she was rather bland in the beginning, but seeing her transform in prison I started to understand why they cast her. Loved seeing her go off on Healy and beat the stuffing out of Pennsatucky.
She, Maggie Lawson (from that new fall series with James Caan) and Alicia Silverstone all look alike to me.
She's quoted Rita Mae Brown on her twitter yesterday, something about not conforming to make other people happy. Trying to tell us something, Taylor?
Her first tweet:
"I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."
- Rita Mae Brown
Immediate second tweet:
Rita gets it! Xxxx
Maybe her handlers are giving her a hard time?
Did an awesome job with 2004 World Series Champs Boston Red Sox.
She's a weak actress. Very Kristin Stewart-esque (like eye-rolling, lip-chewing, and hair-tussling make someone a better actor).
Why she the female lead in Magic Mike?
She pings off the charts.
[quote]Why she the female lead in Magic Mike
That was the dreadful Cody Horn
30, maybe her handlers are giving her a hard time because she tweets gay related stuff, kinda hard to keep her in the closet then.
Is she a lesbian? Seriously?
Jury's out, R37, but definite pinging going on.
She's almost 30 and all of her bio info doesn't mention anything about boyfriends, so it's possible.
She was apparently a megabitch on the Mercy set but that may have been because she basically carried the show despite it being a show about three nurses. And she'd done next to nothing before then.
[quote]She looks haggard. While not ugly, she does fall short of being pretty.
I agree. She looks late 30's, but is only 29!!!
Wasn't Buffy's little sister on Mercy? She's supposedly kookoo.
I don't like that they're turning Crazy Eyes into a Magic Negro. She was much better as a real lunatic than as a fake, New Age-y Loveable Sweet Person With Controllable Mental Health Issues and Deeply Poetic Empathy.
Crazy people who belong in psych institution are imprisoned. It's a real problem for everyone and they're sweeping it under the rug by domesticating Crazy Eyes.
Is the OP a parody post? Obviously, no one thinks this mediocre-at-best actress is the next Meryl Streep.
43, off topic much? She might not be gay or bi, but she's doing a bang up impression of someone who's in the closet: Never refers to a significant other in interviews, uses gender neutral pronouns, side steps lesbian questions (when they are asked, which is very seldom considering she plays a bi woman in Orange, I think she has an effective PR team). Oh, and it seems like she has a little crush on straight costar Prepon in the only shared interview of them available. Ok, the last point is obviously subjective;)
I want more gossip about her time on Mercy - I think she said in an interview that it wasn't a very happy experience for her.
I think she looks her age (thirtyish). She gets some harsh lighting on her show.
So it seems she is not straight:
SSN: Piper is truly alone at the end of season one after Larry ends their relationship and Alex says Piper can’t come running to her. How did Piper’s fluid sexuality strike you when you first read the scripts?
Schilling: It rang really true for me. It’s the world I live in today, where sexuality is quite fluid, it’s about a person rather than a gender. Piper recognizes something that’s real. The way it’s dealt with in the show is the way I feel about it personally. I was very excited to be involved in a relationship where sexuality was so casual. It didn’t strike me as strange. It’s more strange that we don’t see that more often.