9 Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 12:05PM
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Friday, 08 May 2015 - 12:05PM
9 Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA
The lovely and talented Tatiana Maslany did an AMA on Reddit yesterday, and revealed herself to be the endearing, lovable creature we always knew she was. She remained mostly mum on spoilers for the third season of Orphan Black, but she did tease a couple of salient plot points, including the exploration of the dearly departed Beth Childs and a future (or lack thereof) for Cosima and Delphine. Here are the nine most telling and/or amusing moments from her AMA:

The Return of Beth Childs


Not the literal return (although this is science fiction, so you never really know), but last week's episode did give fans a throwback to season one by bringing up Beth Childs, who was not mentioned nearly as often in the second season. Will we be learning more about the mysterious clone who killed herself in the unforgettable pilot? Here's what Maslany had to say:

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

I hope this is more than conjecture, because the Beth/Sarah connection was one of my favorite parts of season one. And nothing against the boy clones or season three in general, but we could all use more season one in our lives.

Tatiana Maslany Ships Cosima and Delphine


Maslany admitted elsewhere in the AMA that she loves portraying the Cosima/Delphine relationship, so that might motivate her answer somewhat here, but I think there's also an actual hint about where the show is going:

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

While she stays spoiler-free, the "their love is extremely strong" comment is definitely intended to give Cosima/Delphine fans hope for the future. This is also just sort of intuitive from a storytelling perspective, as the show has invested too much in this pairing to end it as abruptly as they did in the premiere, at least not for good.

She loves Doctor Who, but wouldn't want to star in it


Unfortunately, we probably won't see these fandoms collide anytime soon:

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

She knows who the toughest clone is


Helena might be the actual trained assassin, but Alison is the boss.

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

The Clones' Favorite Movies


The Helena answer breaks my heart a little:

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

A great answer for Alison as well, although I'd peg her more as an Audrey Hepburn/Mollie Ringwald kind of girl.

What genre spin-off show each clone would star in


Alison is already sort of starring in her own Desperate Housewives-esque spin-off, but what about the rest of the Clone Club?

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

Which Doritos flavor each clone would be


Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

The Rachel answer is my favorite. It's so true.

She thinks it's problematic for her to play Tony


Maslany demonstrates that she understands the sociopolitical issues surrounding the transgender character Tony in this thoughtful and sensitive answer:

Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA

Just for fun


Highlights from Tatiana Maslany's Reddit AMA
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