Schilling sheds ‘Orange’ jumpsuit for ‘Overnight’ romp
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Schilling isn’t a fan of seeing herself on the big screen. Toss in some partial nudity and awkward sex scenes from her new comedy “The Overnight” and the actress is positively mortified.
“The first scene I was like, ‘Why did I sign up to do this?’ Why did I do this?!’” she said of the film’s opening sequence featuring Schilling and Adam Scott in the throes.
The R-rated romp, out Friday, follows unsuspecting couple Alex and Emily (Scott and Schilling) on a night of debauchery with their eccentric new friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche).
“I watch myself just in horror,” Schilling said during a recent interview. “I don’t know what that’s about and I should probably talk about that more in therapy, but it’s so painful.”
The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress is no stranger to risque material. Her character, Piper, on the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black” finds herself in many compromising positions while acclimating to life in a women’s prison.
“But I haven’t had to watch that in a theater with an audience!” she retorted.
She said the key to surviving uncomfortable scenes is to simply dive in head first.
“All you can do is just go for it, which I do wholeheartedly,” said Schilling.
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