“Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany is reportedly up for a lead role in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming “Star Wars” film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maslany is screen testing for the role in addition to Rooney Mara (“Girl With a Dragon Tattoo”), with Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) also of potential interest. Edwards’ project is a stand-alone film set to debut in December 2016.
Maslany has gained critical acclaim for her role in BBC America’s sci-fi show “Orphan Black,” in which she plays multiple clones. But despite her demonstrated acting prowess, the star has continually been passed over for an Emmy nomination. Asked about her most recent snub at a Comic-Con panel for “Orphan Black,” Maslany said she’s just grateful to be a part of such an accomplished show.
“We’re at a point where television is extremely exciting,” she said. “I just feel really lucky to be at this point in television history making a show like this.”
Whether or not Maslany agrees that her overlooking is undeserved, a high-profile film like “Star Wars” could be the perfect thing to push her into the mainstream stardom her work on “Orphan Black” has warranted for years.
Representatives for Maslany and Disney were not immediately available for comment.
Unfortunately if you tuned in last night you would have seen that Tatiana did not win for her SAG award nomination. She lost to the talented Viola Davis. Though I am a fan of Viola, I personally feel Tatiana really deserved this award. If you would like to see how it went down watch the video below:
Happy 29th Birthday to Tatiana!! Hope she has a wonderful birthday.
I’ve added Tatiana’s recent spread in Actra Toronto Performers as well as a new recent photo session and an old scan and photo session. I will be adding Tatiana’s TIFF Appearances in a day or two. Check back!
It’s no secret that “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany was snubbed by the Emmys, and Billy Eichner wouldn’t let the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) forget that on awards night.
The comedian hosted a special segment of his “Billy on the Street” show as part of the Emmys broadcast alongside awards host Seth Meyers. The pair walked up to people and gave them a dollar if they agreed with Eichner’s opinions on pop culture.
He told people one thing that no Orphan Black fan can deny: Canada’s own Maslany was notably overlooked by the awards.
Go to 3:15 on the video above to see how people reacted and tell us what you think in the comments below.
Just know it was wrong and that’s the only way to feel about it, in our humble opinion, and that of a number of Twitter users.
Good luck to all the #Emmys2014 nominees 2night! Especially the @MrRPMurphy fam! @tatianamaslany has already won all the awards in my heart.
Interesting Fact: Tatiana Maslany could play all the characters these actors and actresses are nominated for. #EmmyForMaslany
Gustavo Bernal (@gus_no_fear)
#EmmyForMaslany cuz @tatianamaslany can play a con artist, soccer mom, geek scientist, a ruthless woman, an assassin, a dude, among others
Emmett Macfarlane (@EmmMacfarlane)
I assume no one gives credence to the Emmys based on the Tatiana Maslany snub alone.