The Hot List: Orange is the New Black


By Editors

With season 2 of Netflix's hit series on the way, we caught up with the inmates

Taylor Schilling

During her first months at Litchfield, Schilling’s character, the WASP-y new inmate Piper Chapman, had to chase a chicken, viciously beat down a fellow convict, and impersonate Michael Jackson. “If you’re female, blonde, and 25, there are a lot of girlfriend and wife parts, and I love that,” Schilling says. “But now I feel like I have more of a place at the table. I’ve really been given a part to play.”

For Schilling, Piper’s bisexuality (her onscreen fiancĂ© is played by Jason Biggs, her prison love interest by Laura Prepon) is just one aspect of the role. “The inner logic of it is not that complicated — you fall in love with different people at different times,” says Schilling, who’s currently shooting a “small movie” with actor-director Mark Duplass. Though she’s tight-lipped about the details of the series’ second season, she will say this much: “I feel like the show develops a lot — everyone's voice becomes more solid. I really feel like those girls are my family. We head someplace together.” — Liz Shannon Miller

Dress by Teca Help Rocha. Necklace by Charles Albert. Sandals by Calvin Klein. Hair: Rob Talty/Magnet. Makeup: Rachel Goodwin/The Wall Group.