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Xtra chats with Orange Is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling

Netflix star on lesbian nude scenes, Laura Prepon and Jodie Foster

Daily Xtra sat down with Taylor Schilling during TIFF to talk about her role as Piper Kerman in Netflix’s smash hit Orange Is the New Black — and what it was like to be directed by Jodie Foster.

Taylor Schilling recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Xtra while promoting the independent film Stay during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Schilling is known for her roles in the Zac Efron film The Lucky One and Argo, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Topics of discussion in the interview included sex, nudity and Laura Prepon.

Prepon, the former star of That 70s Show, plays Schilling’s ex-girlfriend in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

Schilling plays the bisexual lead, Piper Chapman, who is imprisoned for carrying drug money for her ex-girlfriend. The role has made Schilling a new “it” girl of the small screen.

Not since Sex and the City has a comedy series garnered such a dedicated fan base. Orange Is the New Black takes place in a women’s prison, and it’s filled with lesbian sex, nudity, barbed dialogue and racial politics — clearly a comedy that defies stereotypes and expectations.

The show is currently in production for its second season, and Schilling gave Xtra the lowdown on what’s ahead.

For more on Orange Is the New Black, check out our interview with Laverne Cox.