Taylor Schilling Slams ‘Kim Kardashian Culture’
“I’m still relatively new to the business – I started just five years ago – but I can see how the pressure becomes internalized,” Schilling told the magazine. “And knowing how powerful it can be, I can’t even imagine being outside of this industry looking in. I love meeting the people I admire and seeing they’re all human – they have bags under their eyes and are dealing with their own insecurities and struggles. I think it’s so vital to keep that context in the forefront.”
When asked about communicating with fans on social media, Schilling says, “I feel that there is a part of the acting world that has gotten mixed up in the world of celebrity – as if they’re the same thing. If you’re someone who is interested in a creative profession, then you’re also required to cultivate this celebrity. They are not one and the same. I don’t know if you get more jobs if you have more Instagram followers; that hasn’t been my experience.”
Does she feel pressure to share more with the world? “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,” Schilling explained. “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. [Laughs] 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.”
We bet Schilling won’t be buying Kardashian’s Selfish book…
To read more of Schilling’s interview, head on over to Elle Canada.