Piper Chapman doesn’t get dolled up too often. She spends an overwhelming majority of her screen time in a far-from-flattering beige jumpsuit. Her face is practically bare of makeup. Her hair is never curled or thrown in a sexy updo.
But Taylor Schilling, who plays Chapman on the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” doesn’t have a problem with that. In fact, in an interview for her Allure cover story, she says she finds the whole thing rather “liberating” — primarily because it helps her focus on what she came here to do: act.
“There’s freedom in not having to make it about how my jeans fit or what my boobs look like in a top,” she said of her unglamorous “OITNB” look. “All I have to do now is play.”
She continued, “I don’t feel bound by my face or my body. I don’t feel like that’s the biggest gift I have to offer the world. I feel like there are more parts of me to offer than that.”