Taylor Schilling may be the star of the buzziest show of the summer, Orange Is the New Black, but you may not know she also starred in the buzziest movie of last year.
Then again, starred might not be the right word. Schilling played Ben Affleck's wife in Argo, but her scenes mostly ended up on the cutting room floor.
"It was huge. It was even bigger when my part was in the movie," she told Giuliana Rancic on the Emmys red carpet. "Most of it got cut."
But there's no ill will: "I was in the last scene of the movie. It was an incredible experience," she continued. "I love Ben Affleck so much. He's an amazing director. And his wife was so generous to me when the role got cut."
(FYI, the wife in question is Jennifer Garner.)
So it was bittersweet when Argo won Best Picture at the Oscars. "Yeah! And I wasn't in it," she laughed when asked her about the big win. "To be in a movie that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it's one of the highlights of my career so far."
As for her gorgeous read carpet gown, it's a custom-made Thakoon number. "I mean, whoa!" she gushed over her a one-of-a-kind dress. "And our show isn't even eligible this year."
As for the slit up to there? Taylor smiles, "It's to get some air."