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Schilling: I didn’t sign up for a Kim K culture

Published 30/04/2015

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling says she feels “lucky” to have grown up without the Internet, because it forced her to get out.

The 30-year-old actress has become a household name in recent years thanks to her role in hit US TV show Orange Is the New Black.

But while the majority of celebrities nowadays publicly share their lives on their various social networks, Taylor insists she will never succumb to that herself.

“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,” Taylor told Elle Canada magazine. “I’d rather create something honest than try to create something for a social-media account. Besides, 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.”

Taylor shows off her slim figure in a double denim outfit on the cover of the publication. She added in the accompanying interview that she thinks the desperate bids for attention from celebrities on the Internet are almost “sad”.

“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,” she said. “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. I feel lucky to have not grown up with the Internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy.”

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