Photos: Magazine Scans & Orphan Black Behind the Scenes

I’ve added a bunch of new photos to the gallery! To begin with I added over 40 photos of Tatiana from behind the scenes of Orphan Black. They are definitely worth a look! Also, I found time to go through my magazine scans I’ve had sitting on my computer and finally sorted them and added them to the site. There are magazine scans from 2013-2016 that have been added. Big thanks to my friend AliKat for some of the 2016 scans. Check out the list of new additions below

Orphan Black: Behind The Scenesrecent additions
2016 – SciFi Now
2016 – Starburst
2016 – Entertainment Weekly
2016 – Indiana Daily Student
2016 – MacLeans
2016 – Woman’s Magazine
2016 – The New Yorker
2015 – People
2015 – Hello
2014 – Elle
2014 – Entertainment Weekly
2014 – Hello
2014 – VIM
2013 – Entertainment Weekly: Comic-Con Special Extra Issue

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Press: AXN Presents Back To Back Seasons Of Orphan Black

It’s time to put on our thinking caps and get mind rushed as one of the most entertaining and popular sci-fi drama Orphan Black is back, right from the beginning. Orphan Black, a highly innovative and imaginative sci-fi TV show returns on AXN starting Season 1 every weeknights at 11 PM.

The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a street smart orphan and a con artist who gets pulled in a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. Sarah assumes that girl’s identity, expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman’s savings. Sarah is instead driven into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes – she and the dead woman are clones. Critic’s Choice Television Award winner and Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Tatiana Maslany essays the role of the protagonist.

Tatiana Maslany became a household name not just for her character of Sarah Manning but also for having done the impossible – playing all the different clones that feature across various seasons which is no mean feat to achieve.

Sarah also discovers that she has many ‘sister’ clones spread throughout North America and Europe, and that someone is plotting to kill them and her. The show thus also traces through the lives of the multiple clones – Alison, Helena, Cosima, Racheal and many others. All of whom were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. Two institutions – the Dyad Group (a biotech corporation) and the Proletheans (a secret religious group) takes the story forward as they threat the existence of the clone club.

Every twist and turn leads to a new enemy, a new ally, a new clone and always a new question. Audience’s astounding response to the show’s unique plot and the tremendous performance by Tatiana Maslany have made the show a huge success and Indian audiences are all set to witness back to back seasons of Orphan Black, weeknights at 11 pm exclusively on AXN.
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Press: ‘Orphan Black’: This Data Finally Proves Tatiana Maslany Is The Hardest Working Actor On TV

Have you ever wondered just how often Tatiana Maslany has appeared in Orphan Black? Considering she has played multiple clones over four seasons of the show, has she technically been in the show longer than it has actually aired? This is the question that has plagued many Orphan Black fans, but now there is a definitive answer!

Thanks to some hard work by data analyst and visualizer Hannah Recht, we now know exactly how many times Tatiana has appeared in Orphan Black and whether that amount of time exceeds the airtime of the show. Hannah has deduced the following about Orphan Black‘s airtime and just how many minutes Tatiana has appeared in the show.

“There have been 40 episodes and 1,658 minutes of Orphan Black, featuring 1,599 minutes of Tatiana Maslanys.”

Hannah’s curiosity to know just how often Tatiana Maslany appears in Orphan Black indicates the show consists of only 59 minutes in which Tatiana does not appear. So how does that even work? While Tatiana appears in many scenes of Orphan Black, there are still plenty of times her characters are absent from the screen.

Considering how many characters Tatiana plays, it was not just a matter of counting how many minutes of airtime she appeared in. Tatiana regularly appears more than once in some scenes due to the fact her characters have to mingle with each other. And it isn’t just the case of Tatiana being in a scene twice as clones talk to each other, regularly she appears in scenes multiple times.

For example, remember the epic dance scene between Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Alison, Felix (Jordan Gavaris), and Kira (Skyler Wexler) in the Season 2 finale of Orphan Black? Tatiana appeared four times in the one scene. Then, in the Season 3 finale, Tatiana appeared four times as well but with five other people in the scene, making the dinner party scene one of the most difficult ever for BBC America to shoot.

Sarah Manning: 40 episodes, 712 minutes airtime
Alison Hendrix: 34 episodes. 243 minutes
Cosima Niehaus: 39 episodes, 232 minutes
Helena: 30 episodes, 170 minutes
Rachel Duncan: 21 episodes, 115 minutes
Beth Childs: 6 episodes, 56 minutes
Veera “MK” Suominen: 6 episodes, 26 minutes
Krystal Goderitch: 6 episodes, 28 minutes
Tony Sawicki: 1 episode, 14 minutes
Katja Obinger: 1 episode, three minutes

CLICK HERE to see a diagram of the clones time and more information on the article.
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Press: ‘Orphan Black’ spinoff on the table; season 5 likely to start with a bloodbath and a time jump

“Orphan Black” was recently renewed for Season 5, which will also be the last on BBC America. Co-creator and showrunner Graeme Manson provided some details about the show’s future and the potential plot and spin-off.

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Manson talked about the decision to end the sci-fi clone thriller after five seasons.

Manson said that the creative decision to finally conclude the series came from him, director John Fawcett and main star Tatiana Maslany. He explained that they managed to keep the fast-paced show sharp and relevant. Their biggest fear was repeating the story, so they would rather close properly instead of going on with a watered down storyline. They wanted to go out on their own terms telling the story that they wanted to tell. He and Fawcett thought that Season 5 would be the furthest that they could take the plot, and the networks also agreed with their plan.

As for the start of the fifth season, a lot of characters will be hanging in the balance. Sarah is wounded and stuck on the island alone. Some characters are holding on to Sarah’s heart. Rachel is about to answer the door to the mysterious Westmoreland, which may result to bloodshed. Manson said that they are still unsure whether there will be a time jump between Season 4 and 5. The difference in the way that they transitioned between seasons before is that this time, they hung the main narrative, specifically Sarah, which requires immediate action.

More about P.T. Westmoreland will be unraveled in the fifth season. They presented some interesting questions, particularly about Neolution, which they will gradually unveil as the season progresses. In terms of tone and structure, fans can expect the same approach. At present, he and Fawcett are working towards the end point. They are planning the finale simultaneously with the premiere, because they aim to create an intricate season that doubles back on itself and sets things up early.

As for a potential “Orphan Black” spin-off, Manson said that they talk about it loosely, although they are more focused on Season 5 at present. The show airs on BBC America. It also airs on Syfy Australia.
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Press/News: Tatiana Maslany, Co-Stars Head To San Diego Comic Con 2016

“Orphan Black” season 5 lead star Tatiana Maslany and some of her co-stars will headline an upcoming panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.

According to TV Line, the gathering, which is open to fans and the media, will also serve as a farewell for Maslany and the hit BBC America series. “Orphan Black” has been renewed for its fifth and last season.

On July 22, Maslany will be joined by Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun and Kevin Hanchard to respond to some questions and to share tidbits about the upcoming episodes.

“Orphan Black” co-series creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson will also be at the panel which will start at 4:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Manson recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to explain why they decided to end the show after season 5.

According to him, it was a creative decision between him, Fawcett and Maslany herself.

Manson also acknowledged the fact that season 4 was written in such a way that it will be easier for them to conclude the show next season.

Even though extending “Orphan Black” was a possibility, Manson, Fawcett and Maslany knew it was the best time to end it.

“We felt like we were setting up a really good runway for what we want to do in our final season, but we were leaving the door that we would have to stretch it out again and push the end point down the road,” he said.

Manson added that they didn’t want to reach a point where they’re just repeating storylines for the sake of extending the show.

They also don’t like the idea of introducing new clones just for the sake of having new characters.

With this, “Orphan Black” season 5 will pick up where season 4 left off. The series will also give answers to all the cliffhangers from the finale episode.

“Orphan Black” season 5 will premiere on BBC America sometime in April 2017.
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Press/Video/Photos: If Donald Trump Becomes President, Tatiana Maslany Suggests Americans Move To Toronto

Numerous Americans are vowing to move to Canada if a certain flaxen-haired, orange-skinned, self-proclaimed billionaire wins his quest to set up shop in the Oval Office, and Tatiana Maslany thinks they should consider Toronto as their new Canadian home.

“You are in some terrible political turmoil right now, and everyone wants to move to Canada” says Maslany in a tongue-in-cheek video for Vanity Fair, “so I’m gonna make a little pitch for Toronto.”

Canadians, the Saskatchewan native declares, “are a very chilled-out people” — and, even better: “We’ve got Tim Hortons.”

Watch the “Orphan Black” star make her case for Toronto.

2016: June 16 – Vanity Fair: Canda Endorsement

Press: Tatiana Maslany: Melts Hearts With Two Lovers And A Bear

The dazzling Tatiana Maslany – the breakout star of the hit TV series, Orphan Black – heads into the ice and snow of The Arctic for her new big screen eye-opener, Two Lovers And A Bear.

“It was so boring,” Tatiana Maslany laughs to FilmInk at The Cannes Film Festival about working on her latest film, Two Lovers And A Bear. Before you think that this is a rare case of an actor actually throwing shade at the film that they’re promoting, back up a minute. Maslany is just responding to the question of what it was like to play one character in a film as opposed to the seven that she essays on her hit TV series, Orphan Black. “It was nice to live with one character for two months, as opposed to shifting around. I came right off the series, and went straight into Two Lovers And A Bear, so it was a relief to play one character for a bit! Orphan Black is taxing for my brain! It’s a lot of shifting around, so when I got to go to the Arctic and shoot this one character, and sit with her for two months, it was such a calming experience.”

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Maslany spent five years in relative obscurity toiling ceaselessly in Canadian movies. But then out of the blue, the young actress shot forth like a thunderbolt, delivering a performance – or rather, seven performances – in Orphan Black (which made its debut in 2013) that knocked everyone’s socks off. In the acclaimed TV series, she plays seven different characters, or more accurately, one character and her six clones. “I would never have gotten to do Two Lovers And A Bear if it hadn’t been for Orphan Black,” Maslany admits of her star-making TV show. “It’s given me such a foot in the door. I can audition now, and show my work. There’s something about having that kind of visibility. Being able to come here to Cannes is amazing, and Orphan Black has really opened doors for me.”

Directed by Kim Nguyen (the acclaimed War Witch), the singular and highly unusual Two Lovers And A Bear follows Roman (Dane DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), a troubled, fearful couple who flee the boredom of their tiny hometown near The North Pole, and head dangerously into the wilderness. “It’s such a unique story,” says Maslany. “It’s so surreal, and darkly funny, and the prospect of shooting in the Arctic was terrifying and exciting. The character was so layered, and there was such an emotional weight to her. That was something that I really wanted to explore, and it was so nice to see a story that was so simply told, about two people, running from their past, and what that is, and everything that it entails, against this poetic backdrop. It was really intriguing to me.”

With its harsh environment and surprising plot detours (Roman and Lucy do eventually encounter, yes, a polar bear, voiced, no less, by legendary Canadian thesp, Gordon Pinsent), Two Lovers And A Bear seems to prove that Maslany is pulled towards unusual projects. Where does this need for artistic extremity come from? “I don’t know,” she laughs. “It’s very true! I had a pretty easy childhood. I think that I’m interested in characters that are going through something that I can learn something from, and that I can understand better. I’m fascinated by what makes people who they are, and the psychology behind our behaviour, and why we do what we do. But I don’t know why I’m interested in these extreme experiences. Maybe it’s just because my life is so chilled out,” she laughs.

Maslany has actually been dancing with this kind of artistic extremity for many years, and is well known for her participation in the Canadian Improv Games, where urgent and immediate thinking is part of the game. “Improv is invaluable,” she says of the impact that this has had on her career. “The whole thing about improv is saying, ‘Yes’, and being present in a moment, and working with your scene partner to create something together. You don’t know where it’s going to go, and that sense of the unknown is a fun thing to play with as an actor. It’s all about being open to whatever the moment dictates, and whatever the moment needs. Improv is the best training drill for an actor.”

When did Maslany know that she wanted to be an actor? “Well, I started when I was like nine-years-old,” she replies. “So I was always performing. It was always part of my life. I worked in film, and I worked in TV and theatre, but when I moved to Toronto, that’s when I was like, ‘Oh, this is what I want to do with my life!’ I shifted gears, and it was less about playing around, and it was more like, ‘I’m going to start training.’ I didn’t go to drama school, but I trained with a lot of different teachers, in Toronto and LA, and I keep doing that, because I love training.”

That training is paying off, with Tatiana Maslany now getting big time recognition for her work on Orphan Black, and for her daring decisions to take on difficult projects like Two Lovers And A Bear. “Sometimes people will stop me in the street and say that they like Orphan Black, or that this character is their favourite, or whatever,” the actress smiles. “It’s so nice to have that…it’s awesome. It doesn’t feel invasive or anything, it’s just like, ‘Oh, whoa, you’ve seen the show?’” Maslany laughs. “When we first started the series, we didn’t have any clue that people were going to watch it! We had no idea that it was going to have this groundswell of appreciation. Then you go to ComicCon, and you experience that, and you go, ‘Oh, Jesus, people have seen it, and they love the characters!’ They’re dressed as the characters, which is pretty cool! I’m a huge fan of things too, so it’s nice to experience the other side of it.”

Two Lovers And A Bear will be released later this year. Orphan Black: Season 4 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on July 27.
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Press/Video: Emmy Quickie: Why Tatiana Maslany Thinks ‘Orphan Black’ Is ‘Weird in the Best Way Possible’

“We’re always shifting genres depending on whose storyline we’re following,” actress tells TheWrap about playing five different characters

There is never a “dull day” for Tatiana Maslany, the actress who plays five different clones on BBC America’s “Orphan Black.”

“I’m always getting to shift characters,” Maslany told TheWrap. “We’re always shifting genres depending on whose storyline we’re following.”

The series follows con artist Sarah Manning (Maslany), who discovers that she has clones living all over North America and Europe.

In the process, she happens upon a whole scientific cloning movement, called Neolution, and finds herself avoiding capture from both the Neolution and its opposition, a secret religious group called the Proletheans.

Although “Orphan Black” has a distinct sci-fi tone to it, Maslany said she sees it as a blend of sci-fi, horror, thriller, comedy and character study.

“It’s weird in the best way possible,” she said.

And, she added, fans adore the show — and each other.

“There’s a real love in the community,” Maslany said. “They share art with each other, they meet up in cities to go to cons together. It’s just a very inclusive, supportive community.”

Although the star shows her range through several different characters on “Orphan Black,” Maslany said her favorite moment was when the main character has a “dark night of the soul” and reverts back to her old ways of drinking and partying.

“It’s sort of a nice duality that she has within her.”

Watch the video above.
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