Tatiana won tonight for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards for her many roles on Orphan Black. She deserves this honor and acknowledgement and it has been long over due. Tatiana, continue on shining and humbling us with your presence.
If you ask Tatiana Maslany why feminist voices seem to be taking flight more now than before, her answer is pretty simple.
“People are kind of fed up with the way things have been,” she says.
The star of the clone thriller series Orphan Black has garnered critical acclaim for her multiple roles on the show including a nomination for lead actress in a drama series (for the second year in a row) at this Sunday’s Emmy awards. She’s also joining a number of high-powered actresses speaking out about sexism, body image and inequality in the entertainment industry.
“It’s something I’ve discovered through experience,” Regina-born Maslany told CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge during an in-depth interview that will air next month. “The more that I’ve been thrust into this space of being a leader on set and being a voice on set and having more say or wanting more say in the kind of work I do, the sort of stories I’m telling, it’s become an important thing to me.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams are just some of the women who have been candid about their personal experiences in essays and interviews.
Attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote Two Lovers and a Bear, 30-year-old Maslany will be in the market for new and challenging roles when Orphan Black ends in 2017. And taking a stand is just one of them. She credits other female celebrities with speaking out as well, adding that “it’s in fashion right now to be politically active in our industry.”
“Beyoncé talks about feminism now and that empowers a bunch of women,” said Maslany, “whether her feminism is something I ascribe to or not, it’s at least getting that dialogue happening.”
Be sure to watch Peter Mansbridge’s interview with Tatiana Maslany in October on The National and Mansbridge One on One.
Fox and Netflix have acquired the U.S. rights to Kim Nguyen’s North Pole romance “Two Lovers and a Bear,” which stars Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan.
Maslany, the star of Canadian TV series “Orphan Black,” and DeHaan play young lovers in a town of 200 people near the North Pole, where they “make a leap for life, a leap for inner peace,” according to a statement announcing the deal.
The movie, a Canadian production, will be available on Netflix in early 2017, following the Fox release. Veteran Quebec filmmaker Roger Frappier is the producer.
“We chose to release the film in the U.S. with Netflix and Fox due to their ability to bring our bold filmmaker’s vision to the widest possible audience,” Jeff Sackman, an executive producer who handled the film’s sale, said in the statement.
“‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ is a film whose special love story was brought to life thanks to the dedicated cast and crew who persevered through the production’s harsh conditions,” Nguyen said in the statement. “The amazing performances of Dane and Tatiana brought the truth of the project to life. So it was important that we found distribution that would understand the unique nature of the film and the dedication of all involved.”
The movie premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.