Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Tatiana Maslany

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Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Tatiana Maslany

By Sarah Carlson | Seriously Random Lists | July 3, 2013 | Comments ()


We've told you more than once to check out BBC America's immensely entertaining series "Orphan Black." This clone drama gets a little crazy, but most agree it is always worth watching because of lead actress Tatiana Maslany. Give this girl a wig and an accent, and she easily transforms into different characters, each with distinct personalities and mannerisms. Maslany's powerhouse performance(s) more than make up for the series' shortcomings -- and there aren't many. Her Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series is well-deserved, and the show is fun and addictive.

Maslany, 27, can certainly be dolled up to fit the starlet role, but on the series and in most public appearances, she isn't presented in a conventional Hollywood way. She is beautiful, and she's not afraid to be dressed down, girl-next-door approachable. She is slim, muscular and a little boyish. She's a chameleon, which makes her not only perfect for her "Orphan Black" role but as someone worth watching -- you never know when she's going to surprise you next. And let's be honest, she knows how to hold her own in love scenes. (The gifs used below are tame compared to what all is available on tumblr.) With different characters come different love interests, both male and female, so there's enough shipping possibilities to please everyone.

Maslany deserves your Pajiba 10 vote because, well, she's perfect for Pajiba. She stars in a genre show on a cable network that has a devoted/fanatic following but isn't as widely known as it deserves. She's beautiful, and she could kick all of our asses.







** Updated to include a picture of Helena at TK's request. "SO HOT," he says. **









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  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    "Boyish"? I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • The glasses and dreads. Her hair pulled back and the way the frames accent her features...nice kitty.

  • BlackRabbit

    IDEA! Make her team up with Gina Carano. Kind of a "Person of Interest" but with beautiful awesome women. Tatiana can be the smart snarky one and Gina can bring the thunder if needed. I win! Not enough lady leads on film? Put em on TV!

  • llp

    She has an absolutely lovely smile.

  • Fredo

    So if she makes out with her clone, is that the greatest form of masturbation ever?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Assuming one finds oneself attractive, I would suppose so.

  • Tinkerville

    Pajibans should be happy to note that she's also smart and hilarious and very candid in interviews. She was on the Kevin & Bean show here in LA a few weeks ago and threw in some great snarky jokes of her own.

  • Boothy K

    So great! So much yes!

  • toblerone

    No consideration needed. Shes already #1 on my list.

    Why? Alison.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I don't think she's beautiful at all but she's mesmerizing. She's a young Helen Mirren. And I love her completely.

    I'd like to add I'm not jumping on the Pajiba bandwagon, I actually found this show before the cool kids here did.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    By the way, some of you might want to check out if you're into this genre. The comment section is very friendly.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Hell yes. I'm all about Cosima though because hot and science nerd is a deadly combination for me. Uh...can we also do Delphine? And by do, I mean...a "For your consideration", although the other interpretation is also fine with me.

  • All the yeps. Add me to the Cosima list.

  • lowercase_ryan

    TK is right, Helena is hot as hell. But I dig me some crazy.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Quote from friend who digs some crazy: She seemed a little crazy at first, but it was a whole iceberg of crazy.

    (If you're still here J.T., tell Fabulous I said, Hi!)

  • NateMan

    Crazy is hot from a distance. In person, after the first boning, much less so.

  • But that first boning (that's a word we use?), right? I mean, a little crazy can be wonderful in the sheets.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Exactly. Its all fun and games until she cuts off your ... tail.

  • lowercase_ryan

    what are you talking about? I don't see myself ever being in the same room with her, let alone "boning", so I think my attraction to the character's crazy is safe.

  • TK


  • mairimba

    I need to figure out what channel BBCA is on my box. Though, while I do think she's really pretty, she also looks very young and it makes me feel a bit icky to consider her for my P10.

  • DominaNefret

    Find and watch the show. She is seriously the best thing on tv right now. Within a couple of episodes you really do forget that you are watching the same actress playing multiple roles.

    I don't know how much age difference is supposed to separate the clones, but she also manages to come off as different ages with the different characters. Or at least different maturity levels. Cosima seems like she is the youngest, then Helena and Sarah, then Beth/Sarah playing Beth, then Allison seems the oldest. Which could have as much to do with life experience as age.

    She definitely doesn't come off as young when playing Allison or even Sarah though. Cosima, yes, to an extent.

  • LaineyBobainey

    But she's NOT, which is the beautiful part. She's 27 and even *I* don't feel icky considering her and I'm WAY older than you.

  • mairimba

    I thought she might be, but still looks 16 to me.

  • NateMan

    I don't get that from her, personally. Maybe in stills, but on the show she's never looked younger than early 20s at most. Maybe it's more her attitude than physical appearance in that case.

  • sean

    No question at all that she was going to be on my list.

  • Katie

    Love this show, love her. I think she is one of those people who is even prettier in movement than in pictures. I feel like these pictures don't quite do her justice in some way.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Also because she's Canadian. And born in Saskatchewan. Please, Pajiba, take another of my minions into the fold.

  • psykins

    I think she's totally gorgeous as Beth - where are the Beth pics!

  • L.O.V.E.

    You mean the pics of Tatiana dressed as Sarah dressed as Beth, yah?

  • psykins

    Ah, true

  • Alternatively, that one 30-second video of Beth that Paul had where Beth's talking about training?

  • John W

    I hope she gets Emmy consideration.

  • lowercase_ryan

    If she doesn't we riot.

  • NateMan

    She rocks so very very hard.

  • Maguita NYC

    Judging by those gifs, she really does!

  • NateMan

    I've yet to see the girl on girl episode, it's still on my DVR. I sense it'll be staying there after viewing.

    Actually, I had all of them recorded before watching a single one. My wife demanded I either watch them or delete 'em - she didn't want to start another show at the time. So I started watching on an afternoon I was alone, got through the first episode, said "Holy Crap, A really has to watch this," then accidentally deleted it. I may have been high at the time. Good news is BBC puts, like, EVERYTHING on Netflix sooner or later, so I can re-watch with her. Even if I have to glue her down to the chair for the first one.

  • Maguita NYC

    I obviously need to start watching Orphan Black. That chick is hot!

  • Tinkerville

    Do it RIGHT NOW. Every time one of my friends mentions they haven't seen it, I shake them and scream in their face like a gorram crazy person. Such is my enthusiasm for the show and Tatiana Maslany.

  • Maguita NYC


    I just don't know what do anymore. Do I start with Archer? Or Orphan Black??

    You people do not understand the pressure you've put me under! I feel like ED... I want, I really do, but I can't lift a finger.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Warning: I marathoned Archer over a couple of days and the voicework is so distinctive that everything in my life took on its tone, including my work emails; the hero, heroine and narrator of the historical romance I was reading; EVERYTHING!

  • Uriah_Creep

    You can polish off Orphan Black in a little over 7 hours (there are only 10 episodes in the first season, at about 44 minutes apiece) and then take a short break before moving on to Archer. You have a long weekend, what's the problem?? GET ON IT!

  • LaineyBobainey

    I started watching it late on a Friday night and marathoned it like CRACK until Saturday night. It's very entertaining and she is amazing.

    And hot.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Don't watch it because she's hot, watch it because she will blow you the F away with her acting. I'm not joking, not even slightly.

  • Lee

    YES! Every person she plays has different tics and mannerisms, body language and accent. Fucking amazing

  • lowercase_ryan

    And when she plays a character playing another character and my head just explodes cause it's so damn good.

  • Her skill at keeping accents straight in those cases, while simultaniously giving hints that she may not be who she says she is, is barely to be believed.

  • LaineyBobainey

    Plus, she has pretty damn hot chemistry with the actor who plays Paul.

  • emmalita

    You must. You will love Tatiana and her awesome side-kicks Tatiana, Tatiana, and Felix.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I found her other other identity: Rosie the Riveter. Sorry Canada, but America needs her for the 4th of July.

  • lowercase_ryan

    holy wow I love that.

  • Becks

    You may borrow her for sure, though Rosie the Riveter was a propaganda poster made using the image of a woman who found that job too dangerous and quit after one week so we may need you to give her a more bad-ass identity.

  • NateMan

    You really do, but not just for the eye-candy. It is soooo good, and she's very talented.

  • lowercase_ryan

    YES! uh, I mean, yes.

  • TheOtherGreg

    I think you mean YESSSS!!!!!!!!

  • NateMan

    Naw, that cums a few minutes later.

  • What do you do the last 1:45? ;-)

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