Taylor Schilling sat down for an interview with Elle Canada, where she trashes social media and reality star Kim Kardashian.
The Orange Is The New Black star feels that these days people need attention so badly, posting sexy photos and begging for people to notice them. She has a point!
Schilling tells the fashion magazine that she feels fortunate that she didn’t grow up with the internet. The actress explained that she’s glad that she’s not part of the Instagram or selfie generation.
The actress said, “I feel lucky to have not grown up with the Internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy. 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.
“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.”
Schilling, 30, also went on to explain the pressures to share so much of your life on social media.
Taylor told the publication, “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. I’d rather create something honest than try to create something for a social-media account.”
The actress also thinks that the word “celebrity” has blurred the lines between actors and reality stars, even YouTube personalities.
She explains, “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.”
Schilling said she has no interest in jumping on the social media bandwagon.
The Orange is the New Black star said, “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.”
Schilling doesn’t actually blast social media, but wishes people would be authentic.
She stated, “It takes a lot of bravery to be authentic and honest and to take that social mask off in order to connect with another human being. So much of what makes us who we are is smoothed away online. And what truly connects us is the wrinkles, not the smoothness.”
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