Orphan Black Video: Cast and Creators Dissect the Clone Dance Party

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If like us, you’re still marveling at Orphan Black‘s clone dance party, prepare to have your mind blown even further as star Tatiana Maslany & Co. reveal the fancy footwork needed to pull off the amazing scene.

In our exclusive video from the BBC America thriller’s Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray release (in stores Tuesday), co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett and the production team take viewers behind-the-scenes as Maslany and her doubles maneuver the maze of blocking tape outlining their “dancing quadrants.” (Seriously, how does this show not get more credit for its directing?)

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“They can’t go this far over this line because then they start to lose their hand into somebody else’s body,” explains Maslany, who also came up with each individual clone’s signature moves. “It’s so technical.”

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  1. Charles says:

    It is beyond ridiculous that this woman has not received (and for this year not even been nominated) an Emmy yet. I don’t want to hear any excuses about the show being new or niche either. She won awards LAST year at other shows so those excuses don’t fly.

    Her acting is so awesome that you forget it’s one actress playing all those parts. The Emmys are a joke.

  2. Chol H Yoon says:

    Glad this show was renewed for a third season.Knowing all these scenes were done by the same actress makes it more impressive.

  3. RD says:

    I now truly believe that the emmy panel don’t watch everything they need to. If they did,they could not have missed out Tatiana Mislany and put it in a decidedly under par showing from Clare Danes this year,for one. It’s like snubbing ‘The Wire’ back in the day. They are clearly idiots.

    • Sheila says:

      Yet it was necessary to nominate Juliana Marguiles…again…for the same role. I’m sure she’s doing well, but shouldn’t there be a rule about how many times you can be entered? New people don’t even get a chance!

    • James says:


  4. This was one of my favorite TV moments from this year. Tatiana is an amazing actress, I have to keep reminding myself that all those roles she players are in fact played by the same person. Orphan Black has amazing editing, amazing directing, and Tatiana is simply superb. The Emmy panel need to sit down and watch the show.

  5. Dutch says:

    The show’s production schedule works against Orphan Black in the Emmy nomination process. Entries complete with reels are due at the end of April. Season 2 didn’t premiere until mid-April and nothing from Season 1 was eligible. So the show had a maximum of like three episodes to choose from for its nomination process.