Taylor Schilling gets candid in her new interview with Elle Canada. The Orange Is The New Black star trashes both social media and Kim Kardashian in the June, 2015 issue.
Schilling tells the fashion magazine that she feels fortunate that she didn’t grow up with the internet. The actress explained that she’s glad that she’s not part of the Instagram or selfie generation.
“I feel lucky to have not grown up with the Internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy. There is something so sad about going online and seeing almost everyone shouting ‘Notice me, notice me!’ Which is such a human desire-to be acknowledged.
“But me responding to that with some sort of ‘You’re noticed, you’re seen’ only perpetuates the loneliness. Because I’m not seeing you; I’m not noticing you. And whoever you are, you so deserve to be noticed and valued.”
Schilling, 30, also went on to explain the pressures to share more on social media. She also trashed Kim Kardashian in the interview.
“It has almost become a defiant thing at this point because I do not believe this celebrity Kim Kardashian culture is what I signed up for. I’d rather create something honest than try to create something for a social-media account.”
Ouch. Schilling obviously wants to live her life “honestly.” E! News explained that she would rather live her live in the real world than the online worlds that social media offers.
The actress also thinks that the word “celebrity” has blurred the lines between actors and reality stars, even YouTube personalities.
“I feel that there is a part of the acting world that has gotten mixed up in the world of celebrity – as if they’re the same thing. If you’re someone who is interested in a creative profession, then you’re also required to cultivate this celebrity. They are not one and the same. I don’t know if you get more jobs if you have more Instagram followers; that hasn’t been my experience.”
Don’t expect the actress to join Twitter or Instagram anytime soon. Schilling explained why she doesn’t want to hop on the social media bandwagon.
“My brain is just way too fragile for both. I am susceptible to what people think; I think we all are. So it’s just easier for me to not engage with it too much.”
Schilling doesn’t completely write off social media just yet. She does think it’s possible to live an authentic life on the internet. However, Schilling also says that it takes a lot of courage to do so.
“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.”
That’s not all that Schilling talks about with Elle Canada. AceShowbiz mentions that she also reveals the pressures of living up to Hollywood standards and how her life has changed since being on a hit show. Schilling also rocks several denim and floral print looks for the fashion magazine.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the poster for Season 3 of Orange Is The New Black has already been revealed. The new season of Netflix’s successful and popular “dramedy” will debut on June 12.
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