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Taylor Schilling on Stripping Down for OITNB: 'I've Been Scared of the Nudity'

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Taylor Schilling on Stripping Down for Orange Is the New Black: 'I've Been Scared of the Nudity'

Originally posted 05/21/2015 03:10PM

Taylor Schilling admits she's not exactly eager to peel off the orange jumpsuit to show the world what's underneath.

"I've been scared of the nudity," Schilling, 30, said during a panel for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' screening of Orange Is the New Black in West Hollywood on Wednesday. "Just as an actor [that] has been frightening for me."

But if filming a nude scene is what's needed to get to the heart of her character, the star isn't afraid to undress. The actress, who plays Piper Chapman on the hit Netflix show, made the admission after she was asked about the last time she called show creator Jenji Kohan to talk about a scene.

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Laverne Cox: I'm an Actress Before I'm an Activist

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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox: I'm an Actress Before I'm an Activist

Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:30PM

As the winner of a Daytime Emmy Award for her MTV docuseries, Laverne Cox could find her work as an entertainer colliding with her work as an activist and outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.

However, Cox, 30, maintains that being an actress comes first, which can sometimes be challenging.

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OITNB's Danielle Brooks Breaks Down While Talking About Being a Role Model

Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks Breaks Down While Talking About Being a Role Model

Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:05PM

As a curvy woman, Danielle Brooks has always struggled with society's standards of beauty – she even wrote a whole essay about it recently for Glamour. And now that the Orange Is the New Black star is a role model for women like her – well, it's clearly an overwhelming blessing.

The actress, 25, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix show, broke down in tears talking about the topic Wednesday at an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences "For Your Consideration" screening of the show in West Hollywood.

"Being a woman of curves, I really find that it's very important to talk about loving your body where you are," she said during a panel discussion. "People's beauty standards [are] something I've definitely struggled with in my life. And I'm just so grateful to be on a show where people love me, Taystee, for who she is – and they've come to love Danielle for who I am, and it's not because I'm a size 2 and it's not because I'm light-skinned with long hair."

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New Orange Is the New Black Trailer: 'Complicated Ladies in a Complicated Place'

Originally posted 05/11/2015 04:05PM

[YOUTUBE "zLyUlTu4KbI"] It is now completely acceptable to start the Orange Is the New Black countdown.

The ladies of Litchfield are coming back, and they're coming back with a bang.

The Netflix original series returns for its third season next month, and based on the new trailer's promise, these last few weeks are going to feel like an eternity.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Taps OITNB Stars to Design Bow Ties for Marriage Equality (First Look!) | Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black, Kate Mulgrew, Lea Delaria

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Taps OITNB Stars to Design Bow Ties for Marriage Equality (First Look!)

Originally posted 05/08/2015 06:20PM

Uzo Aduba, Lea Delaria and Kate Mulgrew all pitched in to create new designs

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How Real Life Differs from Orange Is the New Black

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Orange Is the New Black: The Real Alex Vause Separates Fact from Fiction

Originally posted 05/07/2015 11:55PM

Orange Is the New Black takes its premise from prison reality – but spins it for successful, if unrealistic, entertainment, says the real-life inspiration for the character of Alex Vause in the hit Netflix series.

"If prison life were really like they depicted in the show, there would be a line to get in," says Cleary Wolters, the ex-lover and partner in crime of Piper Kerman, whose prison memoir of the same name inspired the show that premieres its third season next month.

"Lesbian sex everywhere you go? Parties in the cafeteria?" Not true, says Wolters, 52, who tells her version in her own memoir, Out of Orange, which recounts her redemption after an unwitting start in the heroin-smuggling ring in which Kerman came along.

Along the way, Wolters separates the show's fiction from fact.

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Meet the Real-Life Alex Vause of Orange Is the New Black

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Meet the Real-Life Alex Vause of Orange Is the New Black

Originally posted 05/06/2015 03:55PM

Watching her alter ego come to life on the small screen was a shock for Cleary Wolters.

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OITNB: Find All the Easter Eggs in the Season 3 Poster (PHOTO)

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Find All the Easter Eggs in the New Orange Is the New Black Poster (PHOTO)

Originally posted 04/27/2015 02:30PM

It's a throwback, you potato with eyes!

Weeks after releasing the unapologetic first trailer for Orange Is the New Black's upcoming season, Netflix has revealed a poster that is sure to whet fans' appetite for season 3 even as it nods to the show's history.

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OITNB's Uzo Aduba Finishes the Boston Marathon in Just Over 5 Hours – See Her Race-Day Photos!

OITNB's Uzo Aduba Finishes the Boston Marathon in Just Over 5 Hours – See Her Race-Day Photos!

Originally posted 04/20/2015 07:00PM

The actress' motto of "just keep going" certainly paid off

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Orange Is the New Black's Kate Mulgrew: How I Survived Rape

Orange Is the New Black's Kate Mulgrew: How I Survived Rape

Originally posted 04/17/2015 06:45PM

It was January 1982, and Kate Mulgrew was heading home after drinks with friends. As she entered her Manhattan apartment building, she felt cold steel pressed against her neck, followed by a voice, "Get inside, now."

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