Taylor Schilling: 'OITNB Is Totally Liberating'
Orange Is The New Black star says she loves acting without make-up...
Taylor Schilling has been discussing the peculiar demands of hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black.
The actress, who plays Piper Chapman in the prison-based comedy drama, spoke to Allure - and also graced the front cover of the US mag.
On the subject of wearing prison overalls and no make-up, she said: "It's totally liberating. There's freedom in not having to make it about how my jeans fit or what my boobs look like in a top. All I have to do now is play.
"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."
And the 29-year-old star admitted that she had experienced self-esteem issues as a youngster.
"It was tough at home, and it was tough at school," she said. "And my experience was painful, so painful.
"There was a period of time I had very short hair, and I had glasses, and I was very tall for my age."