Tag: BBC America

‘Orphan Black’ star Tatiana Maslany’s Reaction to Booking The Role: “Oh sh*t! Like, how does this actually happen?”

BBC America finally gave people a reason to stay home to watch TV on Saturday nights. The return of Orphan Black for its second season had viewers excited by clones and its favorite character, Sarah Manning, played by Tatiana Maslany. Rolling Stone got the inside scoop on the 28-year-old actress’ take on the series and how she manages to portray so many different versions of herself. She shared, “Oh my god, I’m not even remotely feeling like I’ll figure it out. Every character sort of has their own world, so it feels like we’re shooting a different movie every day. ... Read more

Tatiana Maslany & Jordan Gavaris Talk ‘Orphan Black’ with the SAG Foundation

BBC America’s Orphan Black returned for its second season this weekend and from what I’ve heard, the show comes back in fine form. The series is about Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), who’s in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler). She becomes involved in a wild pursuit that brings her head-to-head with pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany). The new season finds Sarah’s clone sisters Alison (Maslany) and Cosima (Maslany) as they struggle to keep their clone world a secret and pick up the pieces of their broken lives. Stars Maslany and Jordan Gavaris recently went to the SAG Foundation ... Read more

Helena Bonham Carter on Portraying Elizabeth Taylor, Research and the 18-Day Shoot

One of the most challenging roles for an actor to take on is playing an Hollywood icon. Fans have expectations of how their favorite star should be portrayed and the actor often has big shoes to fill. Helena Bonham Carter recently tackled the role of Elizabeth Taylor opposite Dominic West‘s portrayal of Richard Burton in BBC America’s Burton and Taylor. She was hesitant to accept the role and even her mom thought she was nuts. However, when she read the script by William Ivory, Bonham Carter was riveted. She said, “It was amazing. I couldn’t not do it.” Once the contract ... Read more

Idris Elba on The Next Step For ‘Luther’, Researching ‘Mandela’ and Trying to Balance His Career

British actor Idris Elba is having a year that many actors would envy. With Pacific Rim already released, he has the third installment of the miniseries Luther on BBC America debuting in September and the two upcoming films, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Thor: The Dark World, coming soon. He recently spoke to reporters during a conference call promoting his upcoming BBC America appearance. Elba talked about juggling a variety of projects over the last year. The Brit shared, “When I’m shooting all of this, it’s all out of sequence by the time it all comes out, so this year ... Read more