Taylor Schilling Feels Lucky Not Growing Up With Internet

Schilling reveals in an interview with Elle how the internet has forced her 'to get out, struggle and be so messy.'

AceShowbiz - Recruited as the cover girl for Elle Canada's June 2015 issue, Taylor Schilling admitted in an accompanying interview that she feels lucky not growing up with the internet. "I feel lucky to have not grown up with the Internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy," she said in a statement.

"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," she explained. "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."

The 30-year-old "Orange Is the New Black" actress went on addressing the pressures to share more on social media. Regarding the matter she revealed, "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. 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."

Some other topics that Schilling discussed with Elle including the pressure to live up to the ideal that Hollywood builds, living an authentic and honest life, as well as embracing messiness at her age. Besides, she also expressed her perspective on interacting with fans via social media and how everything has changed since life hands her what she needs.

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