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Tatiana Maslany Dishes On Acting And The "Crazy" Success Of Orphan Black

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05/02/2014 9:50 am
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Tatiana Maslany Dishes On Acting And The
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Stephanie Blackmon

Staff Writer


After airing in Canada and the US over a year ago Orphan Black rapidly began to gain a mass fan base. Six months later, it made its way to the UK, where it garnered even more fans, and on May 2, 2013, the show was renewed for a 10-episode second season which premiered April 19, 2014 on BBC America and 11 days later in the UK. Season 2 picks up within minutes of the first season’s ending, and the show’s star, Tatiana Maslany, who portrays 11 unique clones including Sarah, Cosima, Alison, and Rachel, is still getting used to the show’s success! “It’s crazy, it’s totally crazy!” Maslany told Digital Spy, “When we started shooting the first season, we had no idea how we were even going to do it - how we would shoot these clone scenes, or even how the show would turn out. So the audience responding the way they did was like, not even in our realm!” The new season continues to follow Sarah and the clones shown last season, including more screen time of Rachel, as well as introduces us to new clones, including Jennifer Fitzsimmons. However, Maslany is keeping her lips sealed on what viewers can expect of Jennifer, but she did say her situation is reflective to that of Cosima’s and can give understanding to where that could possibly end. I believe the question on everyone’s mind at this point is the same: Is Cosima going to die? It seems as though every time a clone gets the respiratory infection, she ends up dying. “But the thing about this show is that the clones are humans and they die -- they’re mortal,” Maslany said. “I think that’s one of the things we’ve always wanted to drive home - any of them could go at any time…” Fans of the show can also look forward to more appearances from Sarah’s foster brother Felix, as he continues to navigate through adventures with the clone club and Beth’s monitor/Sarah’s lover Paul. Maslany admitted that her favorite clone to play from season one was Helena, explaining that she liked the wild feel of the role and the uncertainty of what would happen next in her scenes. This season, she loves playing Rachel and getting to explore the vulnerable, fragile side of that character. But if Tatiana Maslany could create her own clone to play? She would lay in bed during every scene as a completely comatose Scandinavian! Orphan Black airs Saturday nights at 9 p.m. on BBC America. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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