Orange Is The New Black: Red star defends Taylor Schilling’s Piper Chapman amid criticism
KATE MULGREW, who plays Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov in Orange Is The New Black, has spoken out in support of the show’s official lead Taylor Schilling, as her character Piper Chapman continues to slide in popularity.
Initially the series’ protagonist, fans and critics have argued online that she has been sidelined as the narrative has progressed, in favour of a more diverse ensemble set-up.
Be that as it may, Mulgrew was keen to tell press including Express.co.uk that Schilling is doing a stellar job playing a very difficult character.
“Piper continues to be a controversial character but she’s not, in my mind,” she said.
“She’s absolutely essential. Taylor Schilling plays her like a dream. I’m telling you this because I know it! I’m with her a lot and this actress and character are getting criticised for all the wrong reasons.”