This is some off-Broadway switcheroo. Amanda Seyfried will step in for the previously announced Tatiana Maslany in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By. Orphan Black star Maslany has withdrawn from the Second Stage production due to filming schedule conflicts. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the world premiere will now begin previews earlier on April 28 and play a limited engagement through June 14. Opening night is set for May 20 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.
Seyfried will be making her off-Broadway debut in the drama. Her extensive screen credits include Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Mean Girls, Gone, The End of Love, Jennifer’s Body, Letters to Juliet, Big Love and the upcoming Ted 2, While We’re Young and Pan.
Also starring The Newsroom’s Thomas Sadoski, the two-character play follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the two face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.
The play will feature set design by Neil Patel, lighting design by Matthew Frey, costume design by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.
“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!