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.