Over the years, there has been much speculation regarding Taylor Schilling sexuality – with rumours circulating that she dated Portlandia star and musician Carrie Brownstein.
But in a recent interview with the Evening Standard Magazine, Schilling talked candidly about how she saw her sexuality.
‘I’ve had very serious relationships with lots of people, and I’m a very expansive human. There’s no part of me that can be put under a label. I really don’t fit into a box – that’s too reductive.”
Schilling, who is currently single, explained:
I’m working all the time – I don’t really have anything else going on. But I’ve had wonderful relationships. I’ve had a lot of love, and I don’t have any qualms about where it comes from.”
Orange Is the New Black has been a pioneering show, confronting LGBT issues head on without stopping to apologise or diluting scenes for fear of offending.
Schilling added she was delighted with how much progress had been made with LGBT issues since the show aired.
Oh, in the first season, all people wanted to talk about was what it was like to kiss a girl. Now, if someone asks me that, there’s complete understanding if I say: ‘I’m not going to answer that question.’”
She says the difference now is that people have stopped caring as much about same-sex relationships
The things that are happening in this show, and to Piper, are not about the gender of the person she’s sleeping with. And that’s only four years. I do feel that things have changed – the world has become a little more Orange.”