The new season is Orange is the New Black is almost upon us, as it begins on June 17.
Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman in the show, sat down with Cosmopolitan to discuss her time filming Orange is the New Black. Undoubtedly, Taylor has a fantastic job, especially with her role in the hit show. But, like any job it comes with it’s trials and tribulations.
“It’s so nice [to film OITNB in New York] because it really prevents overwhelm. We go on trips together, go out and eat and sometimes do museums… Travelling, which is a really exciting part of my job, is also a bit disorientating…”
You can certainly see why. After wrapping up the filming for OITNB season four, she flew to Gran Canaria for another project. When that ended, she went to London, and then onto LA for something else.
“I’ve been project-hopping this whole year. A lot of the time I’m shooting six days a week, which I kind of love because when I get in the flow of the project, I love going for it, but your body catches up with you. I’m so close to the finish line. It’s deeply difficult. It’s not having a break in between. My body is not used to it. I miss my friends a lot, and I miss rest. I’m very much a creature of habit. I do well with a routine. You can reach maximum capacity and then I feel like I’ve hit a wall.”
Taylor also touched on filming the sizzling sex scenes with he co-star Laura Prepon, who plays Alex in the show.
“They’re pretty easy. To me it’s a bit of choreography, then everyone is on their way home. It’s not comfortable, but it’s simple. For Laura and me it’s just old hat now.”
Safe to say, the hype train is real for Orange is the New Black season 4 and I can’t wait to see how things pick up from last season’s cliffhanger ending!