What’s better than catching your favorite sexy star in a killer part? How about when that same actor or actress pops up in the same film or television show in more than one part? Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, The Following‘s Sam Underwood and The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer are just a few of the hot actors who have multiplied their onscreen sex appeal by playing twins, clones and cylons.
British actor Sam Underwood only has to pull double duty on The Following where he plays murderous twins, but he still has a lot to juggle. Nick Lachey put Underwood to the twin test when he visited Big Morning Buzz Live recently.
Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany has received major international acclaim for her tour de force performances as a series of clones on the show, Orphan Black. She’s already portrayed eight different characters and the show’s fans can’t get enough.
When we interviewed Maslany last summer, she relayed to us some of the challenges that come with having to act opposite yourself. “You know, it’s all created in your mind and created through your physicality,” she said, “so I think that lends itself to me being able to act opposite nothing in a way because you know I’m not acting opposite myself, obviously. I’m acting opposite a little ‘X’ that will then be myself.”
Film and TV are full of actors playing multiple parts, but the stars who made this list are the ones we still want to see more of.
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