Taylor Schilling is absolutely not impressed by Kim Kardashian's online culture

Apr 30, 2015 at 12:47 p.m. ET
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Orange Is the New Black star Taylor Schilling made some great points about online culture during her recent interview with Elle Canada for their June 2015 issue — even if she did use Kim Kardashian to prove her point.

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Unlike Kardashian, you won't see Schilling bringing out a book of selfies anytime soon, because she actually thinks that there is something really "sad" about the way that most people use social media.

"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 told the magazine. "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. I feel lucky to have not grown up with the internet because it forced me to get out, struggle and be so messy."

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In many ways social media can be a powerful tool for actors, and it is at times important for the celebrity to be able to connect with their fans. So, how does Schilling feel about actors interacting with their fans via social media?

"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," she explained. "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."

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The Lucky One actress also went on to discuss how she doesn't feel pressure to share more of herself with the public — certainly not like the Kardashian clan does.

"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."

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