Thursday, May 1, 2014

This woman is the stand-in for all the clones on Orphan Black

Buzzfeed has a feature on Kathryn Alexandre, the woman who plays all of the clones when a shot requires Tatiana Maslany to interact with one:
“I could cry thinking about her,” Maslany said of Alexandre, her Orphan Black clone double, during a Screen Actors Guild Foundation interview. “She’s so amazing. She memorizes all of the lines, all of my blocking, all of her blocking, my mannerisms, my impulses; she, somehow, memorizes all of that and gives it back to me with a performance I can play off of.” 
“I actually worked as a reader for the initial auditions when they were trying to find actors to play Sarah and Felix,” she said of roles that went to Maslany and Jordan Gavaris respectively. “I was aware of the show and already in the room with other people who were auditioning for the leads, so I knew the casting director, and she’s the one who brought me in to read for the double.”
And speaking of Orphan Black, this is Cosima Herter, the science consultant on Orphan Black:

This is her analysis of the most recent episode.

(You can buy season one for about half off at Amazon.)