Quotes by: Taylor Schilling
Schilling at PaleyFest 2014, representing Orange Is the New Black
July 27, 1984 |
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
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 love children. I just don't know if I'm ready to have kids. I feel like I have more time. Kids are cute, you know? They need a lot of help - that's the thing.
So often, we're expected to maintain some sort of standard - that won't get you where you need to go. One of the most daring things I've done is drop out of graduate school. I had no job, but something inside me was saying, 'Go! Be in the world!' I had to listen to myself, and it worked out. I still think, 'Who was that girl?'
I tried to hostess... but they fired me after four days because I couldn't figure out how seating plans worked.
On a film set, for me, there's so much more time to process what's going on than there is on a television set. There's more wiggle room to try things and fail and try again and get to the heart of what's going on in the scene, which is really fun for me. It's what I like to do.
My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that... architecture.
In school, I was playing old men and women, babies, Russian people, and all sorts of weird parts - a lot of comedy - and that's sort of like home to me.
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.
I'd love to do theater. I've done so many plays in my life. I still think of that as my main thing.
I don't do detoxes or cleanses - they don't really work for me. I have a really moderate, simple routine. I like to do yoga, Pilates, dance, and things like that.
I'm really into Greek yogurt, fruit and almonds. Those are my 'go-to' snacks.
Be yourself. You're okay. And it really doesn't matter what other people think.
I know what feels good to eat and what doesn't. I try to err on the side of choices I know will leave me feeling more energized and ready to go, because it's always better to feel healthy.
For me as an actor, daring is to tell the truth - to be yourself, no matter how the world interacts with that.
As an actor, what I'm finding is that I really like the extremes. I think that's really fun to play with.
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.
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.
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.
Massages are my favorite. Sometimes just getting myself outside for a walk if I'm really busy can be an indulgence. I love taking naps. I love to stay up too late with close friends. I believe in everything in moderation. I take what I like and leave what I don't.