There’s a good reason Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany is one of the most acclaimed actresses working in sci-fi these days — she literally plays, like, a half-dozen different characters. At the same time. So, who's her favorite?
With season two just around the corner, Maslany chatted with Entertainment Weekly about what fans can expect from the twisty clone drama that became a breakout original hit for BBC America last summer.
So, who is Maslany’s fave clone this season? Rachel, aka the pro-clone corporate character introduced late in the first season. Why? Because she has a few more layers than fans might’ve expected, and more than anyone, Maslany says Rachel will go through one heck of a journey this season. Considering she came off as rather one-note last year, we can't wait to see what Maslany is referring to.
Here’s the choice excerpt:
“I love Rachel right now. I’m really excited about Rachel. She’s quite fun to play. The last episode we did with a director called Helen Shaver. It was her first time directing Orphan, and she’s an actor and an amazing woman. The episode was quite Rachel heavy and it was really great to do it with her because she just understood things on a level that just enlightened me as to who Rachel is and what’s underneath and where she could be coming from. She’s kind of a fascinating mystery to me.
Well, we definitely get to see more of her in her natural environment and in her power and in her vulnerability. We get to know her the same way we know the other clones. I was super excited about that because I was fascinated by the idea of her and we only got to see her briefly in season 1. And she’s now in the first episode right off the bat and heavy hitting, and she changes over the course of the season and she changes people. We just really get to know her and it’s quite fun.”
As anyone who has seen the series can attest, Maslany does a phenomenal job bringing all these disparate characters to life. Heck, half the time we almost forget they’re all being played by the same person. We can’t wait to see what the talented young lady does with a few more clones to dig into.
Season two debuts April 19. Who is your favorite clone?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)