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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Taylor Schilling Finds That Ugly Jumpsuit ‘Liberating’

Actress opens up about why she prefers her unglamorous 'OITNB' look.

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.”