The word on the street has been that Tatiana Maslany is one of several actresses in consideration for Star Wars, a list which included big names like Rooney Mara and Felicity Jones. And that kind of news is pretty darn exciting to those of us who are huge fans of Orphan Black and have, sadly, been watching lead star Maslany get snubbed or lose out at almost every award show ever. However, the new rumor on the street is that Maslany has landed a lead role in Star Wars, although, as with practically every role from Star Wars, there are no further details about it other than it is, in fact, a leading role. And, if true, that is the best news ever, you guys.
On Orphan Black, the show that made Maslany into a true star, she plays a woman named Sarah Manning who discovers that she’s a clone — and then Maslany plays every single one of the clones, even occasionally playing a clone pretending to be another clone. At one point, she also played a clone pretending to be a clone who was pretending to be that clone’s husband. It’s acting.
But that’s not all that Maslany is famous for. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and familiarize ourselves with all the reasons she is absolutely perfect for a leading role in Star Wars.