Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:
We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people.
We should be helping women for their own sake.
Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?
Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany as:
- Sarah Manning
- Beth Childs
- Alison Hendrix
- Katja Obinger
- Sarah pretending to be Katja
- Sarah pretending to be Beth
- Alison pretending to be Sarah
- Helena pretending to be Sarah who is pretending to be Beth
Q: How did you prepare before shooting?
Tatiana Maslany: I worked with a dialect coach for all the different dialects. I also worked a lot on movement. I took a studio by myself, and put on my characters’ playlists—I had various different playlists for each character—and I just explored a space however that music moved me, music that felt or sounded like that character, the rhythm or the emotion or the aggression behind it. There’s something about music that makes me feel like a different person, that feels like an escape. I also read a lot about gang culture, the nature of being an orphan, the science of cloning, and about identical twins. It turns out twins tend to be a lot more similar than a clone would be since they share a womb, and so much information is passed to us while in the womb, and that wouldn’t happen for clone. That also gave me some room. I’m sure there will be some unavoidable similarities, since it’s always me playing these characters, but I really want to blow them out and make them as different from one another as possible.
orphan black meme → ten scenes [1/10]
-Does it smell?
-Yeah! It smells like a foot. Only worse, because it’s yours.
#can we talk about this for a second#because so often even the really amazing television out there still comes off scripted#and that’s fine because whatever we know it’s fiction #but moments like this are so rare and gorgeous and feel so natural #like this is a total sibling thing #you’re trying to do something so i’m gonna fuck with you #but i’m not gonna put a ton of effort into it because i know i don’t need to #all i need is a foot #it feels so real and awesome to me #particularly because she’s on the phone at the same time #and he’s so irked#and they love each other so completely #and daaaaaaaammit show i don’t have room for this many feelings