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.
That's as close to coming out as "bisexual" as you can get without actually saying the words, right?
I hate this "sexuality is fluid" bullshit. With the exception of a VERY small few, most people are either gay or straight.
She just needs to come out.
I just read that Laura Prepon is dating Tom Cruise- both scientologists...
That has been denied by all parties involved, r50. The only thing they have in common is that they're both in the COS and know each other casually.
Glad for her Golden Globe nod, but surprised that's the only one for the show.
I guess it's because it's a "dramedy?"
She is from Wayland, MA which is a very white upper class liberal town outside of Boston. She's also of the generation that views gay as just another way to live so I don't think her response to questions about Piper's sexuality mean anything necessarily attributable to her own sexuality. I worked in Wayland; they're all well educated and its a very all encompassing, all accepting kind of place.
[quote] I worked in Wayland; they're all well educated and its a very all encompassing, all accepting kind of place.
They will burn in hell.
Her parents were divorced and one parent lived in Wayland and the other parent lived in either Dorchester or Roxbury - some inner city Boston place. So things weren't *all* upperclass roses for her.
I agree that the interview alone does not mean She is gay or bi. For me, it is her avoidance of pronouns in all interviews, and the lack of "How did you prepare to play a lesbian", "How was to make out with a woman" questions posed at her. Her pr team seems very efficient.
OP I think that you just want to fuck Taylor. All that praise for her? She is just a good actress, nothing more, nothing less.
it was West Roxbury which is not roxbury at all.
West Roxbury is nothing to brag about. It abuts Hyde Park - which just last month had a human torso lit on fire in a street at 9am, Roslindale - inner city crime 'burn, and the poorest part of Dedham - East Dedham, where the projects are. Back in the 80s, when Schilling was growing up, all of these places were even poorer and less gentrified and more racist and classist.
Dorchester and Roxbury are Ghett-TOE. Seriously, you wouldn't ever go there for any reason if you didn't actually live there.
Hopefully The Normal Heart will reverse his fortunes after that John Whatsizname fiasco.
So no one knows even 1 person she has dated?
What about her friends? If she's only friends with lesbians than that may give a hint.
Why would we need another Meryl Streep?
Do you think she seems like she's into her sex scenes/ kissing scenes with women?
I admit, It does seem like she could be gay. Either she values her privacy in her personal life, or she values her privacy and doesn't feel like telling the world she likes pussy. Either way, smart move. Can you imagine how awkward interview would get?
Are all CDAN blind items bullshit? Most people seem to think so, right?
But, for what it's worth, there's a gay Golden Globe one about someone who sounds an awful lot like her.
The Taylor Schilling blind item should be easy to solve!
Someone needs to posts pics of her from the awards, and since she apparently didn't bring a date, just look for any woman who makes more than 1 appearance in her photos.
I wonder what her type is?
She was with co Stars prepon, lynne and Aduba at the netflix pre globes party saturday and at the globes. All three identify as straight, though she did spend her Christmas holfiday with lynne in Puerto Rico (Per lyonne's instagram), and had the folllowing, though likely platonic exchange, with prepon when leaving the globes (crank the volume way up).
[b]So what does your father think of the show?[/b]
Well, there are parts of it he’s not allowed to talk to me about.
[b]I’m guessing the shower scenes.[/b]
Yeah, the shower scenes. Like, you can watch it. I don’t want you to mention it. I don’t want you to talk about it to me ever. We’re never going to discuss that for the rest of our lives. But other than that, you know what’s actually really cool?
Well, R71, the (different) blind item referred to in R65 is most certainly meant to be Schilling as no one else fits the description of the actress except maybe Tatiana Maslany, who was with her boyfriend.
Whoever compared Schilling to KStew, may you rot in hell. Schilling has more talent in her left pinkie than the vampire-lip-biter will ever or could ever hope to possess.
Taylor Schilling is quite impressive.
Yes, sorry my bad.
Anyway, turns out she was the ugly duckling turned the beautiful swan.
I watched Atlas Shrugged yesterday night. Schilling was good the whole movie was Meh..
Remember she was on "Mercy", playing the most inept nurse ever. She had really hot guys after her and she treated 'em all like ****.
Okay, I did the creepy internet/facebook stalking thing. Her family seems very close and supportive of Taylor. Her grandma seems like a cool person and the whole Miller family seems like artsy type or people.
No support for gay rights in any of the family members. If Taylor were indeed gay or bi you'd think such a close family would express support for the LGBT community?
Maybe r77 is right?
The next Meryl?
She appears to a lesbian (allegedly). Dating history consists of a bearding for a gay guy, and a bunch of pronoun game answers when asked.
That's going to be a problem for people trying to sell her as a heterosexual lead.
man, I really wish she were gay.
77 needs to spill the beans about this "fordham guy".
R77 was just bullshitting...
I am 99,9% confident she is gay, there's literally nothing that points to straight. Bi leaninging towords women, maybe. I wonder how she felt about Ellen Page coming out since Taylor always talks about the importance of being authentic and true to yourself. I get why she stays closeted as her career is just now taking off, but we'll see how long she stays in.
I cannot come out guys. Ellen Page did that first. I must find another way to impress now.
I like Taylor, and maybe she's changed but this:
[quote]Taylor always talks about the importance of being authentic and true to yourself.
I wouldn't take too seriously. Whether she's gay or straight, she went along with a PR showmance with a gay guy, so she's not exactly the authority on being true to yourself.
well, the genes are there: Tay's grandma is bi (as per her facebook profile, not sure if she has changed it recently).
strange how Tay did not tweet about Ellen Page's coming out, although she keeps tweeting about being honest and true to yourself. And all those Emily Dickinson quotes! Hmmmm. Come spill the beans, Tay.
Taylor Schilling if she is a closeted something, she is a closeted bitch. She lacks the naturality of Ellen Page. Taylor is just a natural doubled face bitch, either you like it or not.
I don't care if she is a bitch. I am not gonna marry her (though I wouldn't kick her out of bed, if you catch my drift). I just think she's gay and seems to have a super efficient PR team behind her as she has never been asked in interviews about her relationships (apart from the question re. Zac Effron, which I found hilarious because the guy is soooo gay).
She used to be active in twitter. Wonder why she and her cast mates stopped tweeting about her?
Fame got to her head?
R90, i know what you mean...However, she's not my wet dream.
If no-one asks Taylor any questions about her private life whatsoever when season 2 is on and the cast do interviews, I will take it to be confirmation that her PR team do not allow those questions because she is gay and she does not want to come out, R92. Other actors are constantly asked such questions, nobody seems to care to ask TS one or two questions about whether she is single, etc. She has only been asked if she would like to have kids, but that's another thing.
She should play in a great and hot lesbian movie if she wants to win the female population. She is still so...
All the lesbians are claiming her but she seems straight to me.
Why does she seem straight to you? I'm not sure she is gay but if I were to make a bet right now, it would be gay.
Definitely not the new Meryl Streep or anywhere close. I don't see the gay and it wouldn't surprise me if she's a huge pothead.
More clues point to not straight.
r99 such as what? Her private FB account indicates nothing about her being other than straight.
I've seen her name a few times but I have no idea who this girl is or anything about her work.
Some of you have lauded her PR team but they'll have to do better.
R101, she's the star of "Orange Is the New Black," a Netflix series that's a huge hit and watched by many GLBT people. It's had a ton of press in the past few months.
Not lesbian. Dating one of the "backstage" guys of her show.
R103 - did Prepon reduce her participation bc she got caught fucking pornstache?
^There's a BI suggesting it.
[quote][R101], she's the star of "Orange Is the New Black," a Netflix series that's a huge hit and watched by many GLBT people. It's had a ton of press in the past few months.
I've seen some of that press but haven't seen the show. A women's prison just isn't appealing to me, go figure. Regardless of its cult popularity, I couldn't pick this Schilling girl out of a crowd.
you have access to her private fb account??
So you know her, R103?
Of course 103 knows her, she's her agent.
I am not saying it is not possible she is straight, but she sure could have made things easier for herself had she come out as straight during her lucky one promo tour. The pronoun dance in every interview must have been exhausting.
It's become so insane over there now that they ban anyone who dares to question Taylor being anything other than gay or mention men.
I come over from the L Chat since they've linked this thread in here before. There is no way a straight person would avoid pronouns in interviews when talking about a partner in interviews, no way. Because she is blonde and white, you automatically assume she is straight. Taylor Schilling is bisexual, easy to see.
Bumping because I have a crush on Taylor.
I like Taylor, but it's becoming more and more apparent to me that Laura Prepon is the more genuine one of the two.
How so R122?
Just started watching the show and am hoping she gets better because she and Jason Biggs are the weak links in the cast.
I agree that Jason is one of the weaker links but not Taylor. I think she is great and cute too. If she is straight it seems weird that she would constantly avoid saying "he" "a guy" etc. if she was gay or bi and unwilling to come out I doubt lea would out her. Wouldn't make for a comfortable set.
R123, Laura Prepon is straight and seems to really understand how impactful it is to have a lesbian representation in the visual media. Taylor is cute, but seems to shy away from all of that. When asked if she considered herself to be a bisexual icon, the first words out of her mouth were "Oh God, no...!" She seems really flaky regarding her support for the female bisexual community.
Playing the indeterminate pronoun gender name game isn't proof of much. She could just be trying to be inclusive.
Exactly. She should probably just say the words "I'm straight" like Natasha Lyonne and Laura Prepon did, because her fans will keep this speculation go around in circles for forever if she doesn't.
Prepon has been in the public eye for a long time and it's been established she's straight. She's probably more comfortable with the attention OITNB brings and I'm pretty sure she knows she's not headed for the A-list. Taylor appears to be struggling with not alienating the gay community but also not destroying her career as a leading lady by being labeled as gay. Say what you want but it would prevent her from getting roles. Girl seems pretty serious about acting and will go back to mainstream movies after OITNB.
I wouldn't say she's the weak link of Orange Is the New Black, but she's not one of the standouts, either. And, as the closest thing the show has to a lead character, she should be.
Why'd Taylor get kicked out of NYU? Didn't she get kicked out of high school too? What a weirdo.
Trust me Taylor is straight.
r104 Nope, it was Taylor who was fucking Pornstache.
[R131] she wasn't locked out.. She dropped out and started to go to auditions and stuff
[R132] any proof?
My roommate went to grad school with Taylor Schilling. He said she was always late for class, not really feeling the whole education thing, kind of a hot mess. The story went that the day she was kicked out of NYU, she made her final exit running down the halls screaming “I’m going to be more famous than all of you!” at everyone.
r131 she was kicked out of NYU but not out of her first HS. She was living with her father but because of very a private and embarrassing event she moved in with her mother after her father kicked her out of the house.
r135 she has a FB account go check it out.
r136 what a fucked up mess and a fame whore! LOL!
r137 More info please and the link to her FB!
[R137] but based on what the Fordham staff and her friends said, Taylor seemed like a pretty good kid.
Just goofy and maybe more playful than others.
And if it's Taylor's PRIVATE account, how do you think I'll have access to it? So, any links?
I thought 'taylor schilling' is what Taylor Swift does in her songs.
[quote]but I also think she's a viable candidate for "the next Meryl Streep." Anyone agree?
Are you high? No. No one agrees. She's a bland, passable actress. So bland the creators of the show pretty much ignored her for the entire second season, fortunately. Very NYU acting grad.
R137 is a troll replying to themselves.
r137 I don't know where you have your story from but her dad didn't exactly throw her out. She was caught having sex with her then bf a situation so embarrassing for everyone involved that she moved out of her dads place and into her moms place. This happened ages ago and long forgotten. Taylor would tell us all the shit she used to do with that bf. She was a bit of an oversharer in person.
^LOL! Fuck I love this place! More insider drama please!
Troll seems really obsessed with Taylor. So what was tje.embarrassing situation? Did they give each other golden showers or something?
Definitely more of a Michelle Pfeiffer. Watching her try to ~*ACT*~ sometimes is an exercise in fremdschämen.
Taylor is not racist she dated a Latin guy for years. She is a complicated person and at times a mess. During college she would go for days without showering and would let us all know when she and her bf had sex.
Lesbians keep talking about this show but women's prison shows have been done to death and done better (try Bad Girls). The Schilling girl isn't interesting. The new Streep? Don't be ridiculous.
Just because a program has some lesbians in it doesn't mean you have to sing its praises.
I enjoy the show, but not because of Taylor Schilling/the Piper character, who is a total snooze. Some of the lesbian characters/storylines are interesting and well-acted, but also not necessarily the show's main draw; several straight characters have good stories, too.
A mess like how 143? Elaborate. How do you know her from Fordham.
R143, was she trying to be grungy and emulated Kurt Cobain by not showering?
R143 doesn't know her. He's just trying to antagonise the lesbians who hope she's gay.
I'm a gay woman who does NOT comprehend the appeal.
r103 is right. I live close to her place in LA and have seen her out & about with the same guy being very lovey dovey to each other. Leave her alone she seems like a lovely lady who deserves love like all living beings do.
She isn't straight. I bet the poster above me is full of shit. She's getting more famous, especially after that Emmy nomination, and still doesn't have a boyfriend, or any actual dating history. But sure, she's 100% heterosexual.
Acting talent is not innate. It's about the training, the classes, the ability to learn the nuances of different mediums (film vs. stage), and the preparation/work that an actress does. (On this note, I watched an indie movie last night and thought the acting was terrible...then realized i was watching a bunch of probably talented stage actors who had lots of experience in comedies but didn't learn acting for camera--or didn't have director's guidance to pull back their performances and facial expressions--their faces were acting for an audience 50 feet away when the camera was 2 feet from their face).
Streep will spend up to six months training for a feature role. That's how she nails accents and skills (like learning to play the violin).
Who the fuck knows what Schilling is capable of based on her very impressive work on this one tv show?