Wigs are freedom! Who doesn’t want to take a break from their God-given mousy brown hair and wear totally unbelievable green curls now and then? Gaga does. Who wouldn’t love to rebel against their long locks and rock a short pixie for a week or so? Mindy Kaling certainly did it. On TV, in the movies, and on the red carpet, celebs have always embraced wigging out — it gives them a chance to try on different personas, stretch their wings and mask receding hairlines. And we love every minute of it.
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.
When BBC America’s Orphan Black premiered this spring, no one could have anticipated what a smart, complex and welcome addition to the science fiction pantheon it would be, or that its lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, would serve up one of the best performances in recent television history.
In Orphan Black, Maslany not only gives a tour de force performance as Sarah Manning, a young British con woman who discovers she might be a clone, but she also portrays a half dozen other fully fleshed out (and wildly different) women.