Tatiana Maslany on playing different characters and the challenges that come with it
Having stirred viewersa�� imaginations with the implications of rampant human cloning, season two of the sci-fi series Orphan Black, will premiere today on AXN. As the protagonist, actor Tatiana Maslany has her work cut outa��she has to don seven starkly contrasting characters, including the likes of an Ukranian religious cult survivor, an accented German and a lesbian scientist. Maslany talks about playing the different roles, developments in the new season and guest stars on show.
How important is your acting double, Kathryn Alexandre?
Shea��s so incredible. Shea��s the most generous actor because, though we dona��t see her on screen, she comes to set having memorised all the lines so she can prompt me. Half the time Ia��m talking to a tennis ball or an a�?xa�� on the wall so when I get Kathryn, ita��s a total dream.
A lot of fans are in denial and think Helena (a clone) is still alive. Is she really dead?
The writers dona��t make it easy for us. They take away characters we care about. People will die and thata��s just the nature of the show.
There are a lot of cool new guest stars. Anyone you were excited to work with?
I wasA� excited about everybody. Michael Huisman came on and hea��s an amazing actor. Patrick J Adams and Michelle Forbes were incredible, too.
Your most physically-challenging clone and your most difficult accent.
I think the London accent was the most difficult. Ita��s so specific to a neighbourhood. As far as physicality, Ia��ve been playing a lot with Rachel, the clone we meet at the end of season one. Shea��s quite difficult to maintain as her posture is impeccable.
On AXN, today at 9 pm.