Tatiana Maslany has opened up on the themes and challenges of Orphan Black Season 2 in a new TV Guide interview.
On whether the question of freedom will be a developing theme in Season 2, given the revelation in the first-season finale that the clones are patented:
It resonates differently for each of them. There’s something about that idea of ownership over your body that I feel is quite resonant to women. It’s so interesting that it’s in the context of clones, but it’s all women dealing with this idea of, “Do I own my body? Is my body mine? Who am I if I don’t own my body? Who am I if somebody else has decided all this stuff?” I think Sarah is a fiercely rebellious person, so anybody putting her in a box is when she’ll lose her sh–. Cosima is fascinated with this concept because of the science of it and because of the way that she can break things down and understand them better. Alison bought into it. It’s cool that they all deal with it very differently.
On whether she’s looking forward to playing proclone Rachel in Season 2:
Totally, because she scares me so much because she’s so different from any of the other clones and very different from me. All those things that she moves with — the entitlement and the status and money or whatever has given her this power — is really interesting territory for me to delve into. I’m just really excited about her backstory and where she’s come from.
Read the full interview at TV Guide.