Taylor Schilling Talks Real-Life ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Character


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Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday morning to talk about Season 2 of her hit Netflix series.

“It’s just been such an amazing experience and all-encompassing from the get-go,” the 30-year-old actress says about its success.

Taylor’s character, Piper Chapman, is based on a real person, which is sometimes hard to remember when watching what she has to go through in prison on the show.

“I think a lot of people don’t realize that she’s a real person,” explains Taylor. “And here’s the thing, the show at this point is definitely inspired by her memoir … we go rogue big time. But it’s certainly inspired by it … and the first season, what specifically was happening with Piper’s character is lifted directly from Piper’s life experience … it’s like a beautiful flavor to the piece.”

Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black is available on Netflix now!


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