07/22/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Hey guys! Tatiana and the cast of Orphan Black are at San Diego Comic Con promoting the series. I’m so excited!! Anyhow I’ve begun to add photos to the gallery but will continue to add throughout the weekend so this will be the master post for images. Many may be replaced later on with larger versions and with new additions so check back. Also, you can find all comic con related videos and interviews below. Big thanks to my friend AliKat for most of the HQ images and Neide for images.

2016 San Diego Comic Con: Photos

July 22 – San Diego Comic Conimages from red carpet, signings, interview room, etc.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Panelimages from ‘Orphan Black’ Panel. – None Yet.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Sirius XMimages of the cast at Sirius XM Studios.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Portrait #1professional portraits from SDCC.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Portrait #2professional portraits from SDCC.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Portrait #3professional portraits from SDCC.
July 22 – San Diego Comic Con: Portrait #3 – Behind the Scenesscreencaps of behind the scenes of these portraits from SDCC.
July 23 – San Diego Comic Con: IMDBimages of Tatiana at the IMDB Boat.


2016 San Diego Comic Con: Videos

Non-Embeded Videos:
LA Times – Orphan Black Cast Video

07/22/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Celebrities may have a hard time navigating the real world without being pestered by adoring fans. But at Comic-Con, full-body costumes are not only welcome—they’re encouraged. Actors can easily disappear among the thousands of fans in San Diego by donning a Spider-Man mask or Chewbacca helmet, leaving them free to anonymously soak in the convention’s fandom frenzy. And last year, Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany decided to give Comic-Con cosplay a whirl.

While sitting in a Hilton Bayfront hallway on Friday, Maslany recounted her hilarious cosplay-gone-wrong tale—the time she and Orphan Black co-star Kristian Brunn (who plays Donnie) decided to venture out into downtown San Diego in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes. Because they had only previously experienced Comic-Con on tight publicists’ leashes—appearing at designated panels and interviews before returning directly to their hotel rooms—they did not quite understand how the convention worked when it came to costume limits.

“We didn’t go out on the convention floor,” Maslany laughed, referring to the giant convention ballroom that is the hot, costume nucleus of Comic-Con. “We went to a comedy show, like out of the main Comic-Con area in San Diego . . . thinking that we would have to be in costume for some reason? Like the entire city dressed up. But we were the only two dressed up. It was so embarrassing. We were trying to be inconspicuous but we were just conspicuous.”

As if two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles attending a comedy show weren’t enough of an insane visual, Maslany explained that the costumes didn’t even fit.

“Kristian brought them in from Canada [where Orphan Black is filmed],” said Maslany. (If you’re wondering, she was dressed as Raphael.) “They were two children’s-sized Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes. And Kristian is a tall man, so the shorts were up his butt.”

Despite the costume miscalculation, Maslany revealed that the two were unwilling to waver when it came to embodying the number-one virtue of Comic-Con cosplay: unflagging commitment.

Asked if they stayed for the entire show upon discovering they were the only audience members in costume, Maslany answered resolutely, “Yep.” Though: “We eventually took the masks off because we were like, ‘This is ridiculous.’”

The humiliation did not end there, however.

“We got made fun of!” Maslany remembered in horror. “The comedian onstage made fun of us. He was just like, ‘Is anyone dressed up tonight?’ We raised our hands and he was like, ‘Anyone else? [Long pause] No? Okay.’ We were like [embarrassed groans].”

Despite last year’s humiliation, Maslany is genuinely thrilled to be back, and lamented the fact that she had not brought a costume this year.

“I would love to go out, but I don’t know that I want to be wearing anything on my body right now,” she said, gesturing outside, where red-faced Jon Snows were tempting heat stroke in fur hoodies.

Just then, a woman with purple hair excitedly approached Maslany, cell phone in hand. The fan congratulated Maslany on her recent Emmy nomination, not seeing this writer’s tape recorder or noticing that the actress was mid-interview. After a few moments of giddy, complimentary chatter, the fan’s attention drifted back to her cell phone.

“Sorry,” the fan said nonchalantly, as though we were all old friends. “I was on my way to the bathroom and was catching Pokémon.”

Maslany, a good sport, engaged politely.

“I feel like there have to be very rare Pokémon here,” Maslany said, referring to the augmented-reality-based mobile app, which is a already a cultural sensation worth billions three weeks after its release.

“They’re going to drop a rare Pokémon too this weekend,” the fan added, eyes glued to the cell phone, feet apparently superglued to the floor.

“Like how rare?” Maslany asked. “Are we talking a Mewtwo?”

“Look what’s right there!” the fan said, pointing to her phone without looking up.

“What is that, a Psyduck?” asked Maslany.

“It’s a Magnus.”

“Get him!” Maslany enthused.

With marching orders from the Orphan Black star, the fan wandered off in the direction of the elusive monster.

Unexpected intermission now over, and a nearby publicist signaling that she was about to wrap up the conversation, I 86-ed my attempt to find an elegant transition between Psyducks and Orphan Black and asked Maslany what she knows about the sci-fi drama’s fifth and final season.

“I know a little bit about it,” Maslany admitted. “I sat in the writers’ room on the second day they were in there [mapping out the fifth season], and I got to watch that process. The writers were super inspiring, and it was exciting to hear how they put things in context politically and socially and historically . . .”

Maslany interrupted herself to point over my shoulder excitedly. I turned around, half expecting to see a Psyduck—whatever the hell that looks like.

“There’s Buzz Lightyear walking by,” Maslany laughed, as the Toy Story space ranger stiffly ambled down the hallway towards a restroom. He was wearing an extravagant and what looked to be heavy costume made from unbreathable plastics. “That is a committed Buzz Lightyear!” Maslany marveled. “In this heat! Wow, that is awesome!”

Back to speaking about Orphan Black, Maslany modestly said she does not consider her ability to seamlessly slip in and out of clone characters with unique personalities and accents—sometimes impersonating each other—a special skill.

“I’ve got friends who do one-person shows on stage or improv, and there is a lot of transformation in their work,” Maslany said humbly. “A lot of quick changes on the spot.”

Will more clones be introduced in the final season?

“I don’t know,” she teased with a smile.

Does she think the clones will re-unite next season for another incredible, C.G.I.-enhanced scene featuring all of the characters played by Maslany?

“I’m not sure,” she said. “It’s a nightmare logistically, but so fun. Definitely one of the most fun things we got to see on the show.”

Having played a clone, would she ever consider cloning a pet?

“I don’t know that I would feel O.K. about it,” Maslany said, gamely answering our lightning-round, publicist-pressured last questions. “I think it’s interesting scientifically in terms of advancements and in terms of organs and cloning body parts and regenerating them so we can give people a new lease on life but I don’t know . . . I’m still kind of on the fence about it.”

How does she feel about saying goodbye to the clones after next season?

“I’m super sad. It’s weird. I haven’t actually thought about that . . . That’s probably going to be the hardest thing. Because I do really love playing all of these parts. I would never otherwise get to play Rachel. A casting director wouldn’t see me as these characters, so it’s been a real joy.”

With that, the purple-haired fan returned, triumphantly waving her cell phone.

“I got it!” she exclaimed.

Maslany cheered. And just as quickly as she appeared, the actress and her publicist bid adieu and slipped back into the wonderful chaos that is Comic-Con.

07/22/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Tatiana Maslany, who received her second Emmy drama actress nomination last week for Orphan Black, will say goodbye to the BBC America show after its fifth and final season next year. It will wrap up the role of a lifetime for the Canadian actress, who has gotten to wear several different masks from suburban housewife (Alison Hendrix) to fierce Ukrainian (Helena) on the series.

Three years ago, when Maslany was overlooked at the Emmys, Scandal star Kerry Washington was dumbfounded: She’s always been gobsmacked by Maslany’s work.

Today at Comic-Con ahead of the show’s official panel this afternoon in Room 6BCF, Maslany didn’t specify new projects but said, “I’d like to do more theater.” She has two features on the horizon: Kim Nugyen’s tragic-co-dependent love story Two Lovers And A Bear and David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathon bombing feature Stronger opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

In Two Lovers And A Bear, Maslany plays a wife, who along with her husband brave life in a town near the North Pole. The pic has nuances of The Revenant.

Still, playing all sorts of clones on Orphan Black is the ultimate challenge for an actor. Will Maslany ever find that high again?

“Of course, the quantity (of roles) on Orphan Black was a challenge for me, I but I seek out challenge in my work, and collaborating with different directors is a challenge in itself,” said Maslany.

Graeme Manson, co-creator of Orphan Black, said, “It was our decision to end the show.” Talking with co-creator John Fawcett, they’re completely open to a spinoff series or a feature film, but there’s nothing definite at this point.

“In Two Lovers, the elements themselves were a challenge, and the emotional depth spoke to me. It’s not always about the amount of characters,” added the actress.

In regards to teasing the final season of Orphan Black, will there be more clone casualties? Will the clones reach a peaceful equilibrium?

“I feel like (clones being killed off) have been a threat from Season 1,” she said. “We’re not exempt from that. I don’t see a quiet peacefulness for them; their spirits are restless and they’re not tamable.”

07/21/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

In the past few years, Tatiana Maslany has received many honours.

The Saskatchewan native just picked up a second Emmy nomination for playing a woman cloned on “Orphan Black.” That star turn has also earned her three Canadian Screen Awards, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, a TCA award as well as Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Her biggest thrill? Last season she got to do a voice-over on “BoJack Horseman.”

“That’s dream stuff,” says Maslany. “It’s so good, isn’t it? And so smart, too.”

Maslany is part of a growing list of entertainers who have lent voice to the animated series, which premieres for a third season Friday on Netflix. Paul McCartney, Daniel Radcliffe, Naomi Watts, Henry Winkler and Lance Bass have all spoken for themselves on the series.

The characters can be people, animals, fish or fowl. The series stars another Canadian — Toronto-native Will Arnett — as the voice of BoJack, a horse who is trying to make it in Hollywood. BoJack’s fits of depression lead this edgy comedy into many dark places, not unlike themes explored on contemporary shows such as “Louie” or even Arnett’s recent live action drama for Netflix, “Flaked.”

Other regulars include Amy Sedaris as Princess Caroline, a Persian cat who is BoJack’s agent and occasional girlfriend. Alison Brie plays a Vietnamese-American ghostwriter from Boston who lives with former sitcom star and current game show host, Mr. Peanutbutter (an anthropomorphic yellow Labrador retriever voiced by comedian Paul F. Tompkins).

Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) voices Todd Chavez, an unemployed, 24-year-old slacker who, Kato Kaelin-like, crashed at BoJack’s house and never left.

Maslany played a mouse who worked at Mr. Peanutbutter’s game show. She was trying to impress J.D. Salinger, voiced by Alan Arkin.

In three short seasons, “BoJack” has rivalled “The Simpsons” as the place to be heard but not seen. Others who have recorded for the series as recurring characters include Patton Oswalt, Olivia Wilde, Wendie Malick, J.K. Simmons, Ken Jeong and Lisa Kudrow.

“BoJack Horseman” is the brainchild of 31-year-old comedian Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who pitched Netflix on a show that was honest about sadness.

Depression, unhappiness and loneliness are themes expressed in many of today’s dark comedies, from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to “Man Seeking Woman” to “You’re the Worst.”

Why are so many of today’s comedians exploring the dark side?

Louis C.K., pretty much the father of the modern movement, says he simply wants the freedom to explore dark and light in what he does.

“It’s not like I’m playing basketball and I want to play baseball,” he told critics in Los Angeles last year. “You can do them both on the same court.”

He’s put “Louie” on hiatus while he works on other things, including the FX series “Baskets” as well as the upcoming Amazon Video black comedy “One Mississippi.” He feels comedians should be free to explore dramatic moments within a comedy framework.

“To me, most comedy movies that are comedies don’t make me laugh as much. But movies that reach back pretty far — ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Goodfellas’ — are hilarious movies, but they’re very dark. They’re considered dramas, I guess, but those things make me laugh.”

07/20/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Tatiana Maslany (7/26) and Cara Delevingne (7/27) will appear on upcoming editions of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

One just received her second Emmy nomination. One appears in the upcoming blockbuster “Suicide Squad.”

Both will be appearing on upcoming editions of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

CBS confirms “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, the former, for the July 26 “Corden.” The episode will also feature Mike Birbiglia.

Model-actress Cara Delevingne, who is the aforementioned “Suicide Squad” cast member, is set for the July 27 episode. Dave Franco will also appear as a discussion guest, while Leon will perform.- Source

07/19/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Is there anything that Tatiana Maslany cannot do? That seems to be one of the resounding themes of Orphan Black, a perfectly sci-fi drama series that challenges the 30-year-old actress by putting her in numerous roles as several identical clones created under Project Leda. This year marks Maslany’s second nomination for Best Actress in a Television Drama and, hopefully, her first big Emmy win.

The show’s perfect lighting and CGI deserves an Emmy of their own, but it’s truly Maslany’s performances that make these characters so different from one another: When one is in conflict with the other, it never seems like Maslany is fighting with herself. One of the show’s greatest gags, in fact, was on full display during the action-packed season finale, when Maslany portrayed Sarah, who was disguised as manicurist clone Krystal.

Beyond the phenomenon is a roster of complex characters, and, while some fans prefer certain clones over others, one thing is for certain: It’s really hard to choose. So, while some may disagree with this ranking, please know that it was made as painstakingly as a fictional character ranking can be.

12. Janika, Aryanna, and Danielle
Let’s get this one out of the way quick, since it’s at the top of every list, anyway. While these ladies were probably very cool, none of them have really been fleshed out yet. At least, not in the story. But by Helena? Yes, probably.

11. Jennifer Fitzsimmons
A cautionary tale to the ailing Cosima, Jennifer’s progressive illness worsened and warned the brilliant scientist about what was about to happen. Though Maslany’s performance as Jennifer can only be seen through old tapes, watching her downfall was like enduring a slow heartbreak. As soon as one realized it was too late for Jennifer, she was gone, just as her last words had predicted.

10. Krystal Goderich
Krystal saw more action this past season, and her perfectly off-center personality shined as she served as a vital informant to her sestras. Sure, she doesn’t quite understand what’s going on; and sure, she’s pretty vain; and sure, she called Sarah a 7…but Krystal is a breath of fresh air, sometimes, when the show dips into grim territory.

9. Katja Obinger
Katja may have been strange, but she was also quick, cunning and ready to fight for her life. While her death came swift and early, Katja’s sacrifice helped to connect vital dots about Project Leda right at the show’s beginning. Katja’s sitting at Number 9 for her keen senses, her will to survive, and her killer style.

8. Tony Sawicki
Tony is only really ranked this low because of the lack of time we’ve spent with him. There’s been a lot of important discussion about Maslany’s controversial role as a transgender man, but Tony’s expressive charm and comfortable nature have been unforgettable since we last saw him in Season 2. Tony has seemingly decided not to deal with the problems of Project Leda, which is probably for the best, given that things have only gotten progressively worse for the rest of the Leda clones. .

7. Rachel Duncan
She was bad, she was good, now she’s bad again, and goodness, do I love her that way. Rachel’s villainy is now back in top form with Evie Cho out of the way, and all bets are off for alliances — to a degree. Rachel is an interesting character because of the way she seems to subvert the tropes of struggling between light and dark. Rachel has her moments, but she is likely not on her way to becoming the Vegeta to Sarah’s Goku anytime soon.

6. Beth Childs
The linchpin behind it all, Beth’s actual appearances are short — and one of them is a hallucination. Beth’s suicide at the beginning of the show set off a chain reaction, and while we’ve gotten to spend little time with the character, her legacy lived on (until Sarah kind of screwed it up). Beth’s brief appearance during a hallucination-slash-vision was an emotional, strange trip into the character’s few words.

5. M.K.
New to this past season, M.K. (or, Veera Suominen) is a major link to the events that occurred before the night of Beth’s suicide. M.K. was close to Beth, and most of her early life, as Veera, can be seen in the Orphan Black: Helsinki comic. While her relationship with other clones, including Sarah, is still forming, M.K. is an interesting new character whose sense of survivor’s remorse is worn on her sleeve.

4. Alison Hendrix
Alison may be purposefully drawn back from as much Clone Drama as she can be, but let’s face it: she’s the source of a lot of the less lethal drama, most of the time. Alison’s bouts of paranoia and battles with anxiety seemed a little played up when she first appeared, but her character has eased into a far less selfish, far more open person over the past few seasons. Alison may not be at her best state of mental health at all times, but for what it’s worth, that sense of helplessness within the anxiety she feels (however dramaticized) is perfectly executed on screen by Maslany.

3. Sarah Manning
The primary protagonist among the clone sisterhood has come so far over the past few years, and is still one of the best among all of the clones for her presentation of a complicated woman trying to do her best as a mother. Rarely do we see moms spotlighted in such unapologetic ways, especially during a rekindling familial relationship like the one between Sarah and her daughter, Kira. Tenderness edges along Sarah’s gruff exterior, and somehow, Sarah stands out during moments where she has to impersonate another clone – which happens a lot more to her than anyone else on the show.

2. Helena
Helena isn’t crazy just to be crazy, and she isn’t angsty for the sake of angst. Helena has been part of some of the most violent scenes in the show, and has killed several of her beloved “sestras” in the past, but is a compelling person who toes the line between good and bad. Maslany’s performances as the erratic Helena are often some of the most talked-about every time she appears. Helena’s complicated relationships with the other clones may have softened (for the most part), but even though she’s living with Allison, she’s still very unpredictable.

1. Cosima Niehaus
From start to finish, Cosima’s view of the world and the way she copes with trauma have been one of the most intriguing parts of her character. The laid back, open lesbian, scientist super-nerd charmed her way into fans’ hearts with her clever wit and unrelenting need to care for her newfound sisters. As logical as she wishes she were, Cosima’s humanity is what makes her shine, and her bold will to survive in the face of a dilapidating disease (and supreme heartbreak) are the highlights of Maslany’s performances as the character.

I personally think Krystal should be ranked closer to the top of the list. She’s so fun and fab!

07/19/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Tatiana Maslany could be the Best Actress at Emmy Awards 2016 according to predictions. For playing a myriad of clones in ‘Orphan Black,’ the Canadian actress could finally be recognized despite not getting a nomination in 2015.

According to critics Dana Schwartz and Vinnie Mancuso, this year’s Emmy Awards could prove differently for Maslany. Schwartz thinks there is a huge possibility that the Academy might do a reverse correcting from last year when they showed no love for the actress. As for Mancuso, she believes this is the year for the actress who plays at least half a dozen various characters in almost every episode of her series.

If Maslany grabs the Best Actress statuette, this could be her second to the last opportunity to grab an Emmy for her roles in ‘Orphan Black,’ though, as the series will be back for its fifth and final season in 2017.

However, other critics have different predictions about who will bring home an Emmy. It was also stated that ‘The Americans’ star Keri Russell could be the winner “in a perfect world.”

Both Maslany and Russell are nominated for the best of the best this year. Another person that could win an award for Outstanding Lead Actress is Viola Davis who brought home the victory last year. Davis portrays the character of a defense attorney, Annalise Keating, in ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’ She also made history as the first African American woman to win the award.

And of course, Claire Danes is also up for the award for her character as a CIA officer, Carrie Mathison, in ‘Homeland.’ She has been continuously nominated, and this year counts to be her fourth nomination after winning as Best Actress for the second time. ‘Empire’ lead actress Taraji P. Henson and ‘House of Cards’ star Robin Wright were also nominated.

07/16/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

For the second year running, Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany is nominated for an Emmy in the crazy-competitive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. The last time the Canadian actor was nom’d, the internet went wild and support for the only Emmy nominee that plays anywhere between five and eight characters per season (11 clones total over the course of the series if you’re counting) was overwhelming.

2016 will be the second to last chance the Academy has to get it right since the announcement that next year’s fifth season of Orphan Black will be the last. Up against Claire Danes (Homeland), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Keri Russell (The Americans), and Robin Wright (House of Cards) we’re predicting a big Maslany win. Here’s why:

1. She holds the whole show together as Sarah. Where would the sestras be without Sarah to keep them united, push them towards solving the clone conspiracy, and get them in a bit of trouble once in awhile (read: every episode)?

2. She brings big laughs as Alison. Whether it’s at Ali’s own expense (or, more frequently, Donnie’s) her super-high-strung personality is, ironically, an excellent way to cut through the show’s tense storylines and inject a bit of humour. It’s also amazing to see her cut loose occasionally. Dancercise, anyone?

3. She gets Eastern European weird with Helena. Last season’s scorpion friendship, this season’s dramatic last minute rescue of the Hendrix family—and all of it done with deadpan delivery that keeps us wondering if Helena’s in on the joke… or if there is one at all. Considering her training as an expert assassin, we’ll let Helena make the call.

4. She terrifies as Rachel. We thought that previous seasons had shown us just how evil Rachel Duncan could be. We were so, so wrong. Rachel has never been more powerful or more frightening than she was at the close of this most recent season—the fate of all her sisters rests with her. Definitely not a good thing.

5. She makes everyone love Cosima. Including the Academy members at the Emmys? Come on people—how could you not vote for this face?

07/14/2016   Miss Faith   Leave A Comment

Lead Actress, Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
It’s really cool for us. It feels like a very communal recognition for the show, because it’s such a communal job. I know everybody says that, but I really couldn’t do it without the team that’s behind it, and behind every character we create on the show. To get to be in the same category as Robyn Wright is insane and a huge honor. I’m dumbfounded and I don’t know what to say that would be eloquent or clever. It’s just very exciting. The show is an enormous gift. I couldn’t have ever imagined a job that was more creatively stimulating. It’s a total dream job in the most extreme way. I’ve always loved characters and I’d never had the opportunity to play them. And now I get to play a whole bunch in this one show, and the audience lets us go on these arch character journeys because they believe in the characters. It’s a total dream. I feel like I’ve discovered that there can be no limits; you can’t place limits on your creativity. Whether you play one character or multiple, there’s no limit to the nuance you can create. [In the final season] I guess that we’ll be getting into questions we’ve been asking since Season 1. But I don’t really know. I got a chance to sit in on one of the earliest days in the writers’ room this season, which was really cool and inspiring, and gave me a sense of where things were heading. But I don’t know what the specifics are so for me it’s as much of a mystery as it is to audiences right now. I think it’s going I think it’s definitely going to be a strong end, wrapping up these characters’ stories and moving towards some kind of resolution and closure.

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