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Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany celebrated her second nomination for best actress in a drama for her multiple-character role in the BBC America drama in Prague, where she was vacationing with friends. As it was already early evening when the nominations were announced in Prague, Maslany was surrounded by friends who “tackled” the actress when news of her nomination was announced.

“They were super excited and tackled me to the ground, it was a big wrestle fight,” the actress said. To celebrate, Maslany and company will have coffee and cake and cap the night by going to the movies. “We’re going to see Central Intelligence and see The Rock kill it.”


This screenshot is from the Emmy nominations live stream where the amazing Tatiana Maslany was nominated for an Emmy Award. Congratulations Tatiana, I hope this is the year you take home the little statue.

Tatiana Maslany. Yoni and accomplished actor, Tatiana (Orphan Black, etc.), get together at Yoni’s AirB&B in Harlem for a getting-to-know-you chat. They talk about Tatiana’s small town Canadian roots and beginnings in dancing and acting, nerves, improv, rap music, sneakers, and Kanye.

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

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.

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.

“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.

“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.

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

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