Words matter. These are the best Tatiana Maslany Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
You’re hot for two seconds, and you’re struggling to get work again. If it were easy, I don’t think that’s a good place for an artist to work from.
I think there’s something really freeing about improv, that it’s a collective, creative, in-the-moment piece. That’s really exciting and really frustrating, because it’s there and gone.
I haven’t really done a lot of comedy. It’s something that terrifies me.
I like ‘Futurama.’ That’s kind of the only thing that’s my sci-fi thing, although I was big into zombies for a time.
I fell in love with ‘Star Trek’ after J. J. Abrams’s movie. I’m so into that.
We do long-form-style improv. Our focus was characters and telling a long arc story over about an hour and a half. It was closer to a one-act play than one-off sketches.
Sex isn’t hard, but intimacy is terrifying.
Something like ‘Rust and Bone’ would be a dream. Very pared down. ‘Orphan Black’ is such a challenge. I just need something that isn’t as full-on intense as that.
I’ve worked on shows where the lead actor doesn’t know their lines, doesn’t care, and it affects everybody – the crew, the director, the other actors. It’s definitely a responsibility.
My mom’s a translator, my dad’s a woodworker; that’s the world I grew up in, that’s the world I’m most comfortable in. The whole idea of Hollywood or any of that other stuff that unfortunately goes along with film, that wasn’t part of my upbringing, thankfully.
The way people love sci-fi is how I love cartoons.
I’m an actor, and I like having attention, I guess. There’s a reason I like being on stage. There’s a reason I like being in front of a camera. It’s that interaction.
I’m incredibly close to my family. I have two younger brothers; they’re both artists and actors, and their work and the way they see the world inspires me.
I think being idle is quite hard for me to do.
I started out as a dancer as a kid; I’ve been dancing since I was 4. So performing was always part of what I was.
I like challenging parts, something I haven’t done yet, something that scares me. There’s just a feeling I get when I read a script that I love, I feel an attachment to it, a yearning to play that character.
I try to get roles that challenge me in what I can do and who I think I can portray. For me, it’s about creating characters with really fascinating stories, because that’s what I like to watch on TV.
I was in a Nativity play as a kid. Back then, I played the donkey.
Music is like a lifeblood – it changes the way I move; it changes the way I feel about myself. The way I walk into the room is different depending on the song I was just listening to.
I did improv for about 10 years professionally, and before that, I had done it in high school as part of an improv team. It was definitely a big part of my upbringing.
‘Orphan Black’ allows for people to have debates and theories and allegiances to different characters – to trust characters and hate other characters – but it doesn’t tell you who is good or bad or right or wrong. That’s the most exciting storytelling, in my book.
I love people, watching people interact. It’s a lot of psychology. We learn about ourselves by watching other people’s lives on the screen.
I’d say I am more of a comfort person. I have Adidas sneakers that are my favorite thing on the planet. Adidas high tops with black jeans and a fur hat that I love wearing. I love vintage shopping.
Trust your gut. You know yourself, so don’t let somebody else tell you who you are.
Clothing and makeup and hair and all of that so much indicates the kind of person you are inside and the person you are presenting on the outside. Sometimes they are in conflict, and sometimes they are the same. That psychology of the exterior informing the interior is just so interesting.