lemonlikeliz

There’s something about empathy that’s really important, I feel, as an actor. Empathy is the thing I’ve learned the most from playing these different characters.

We often judge somebody by how they look on the outside. And, yes, maybe that person plays into how they look on the outside, but there are so many different levels to who they are and what they’re experiencing.

Everyone, every single one of us, has a capacity to be anything, to do anything. We all have potential for cruelty, for love, for motherhood. As a woman, especially, you don’t often get a chance to play that in a role.”

Maslany says she’s been fascinated by human psychology ever since she was a young child.

"The potential of the human being", she says, then laughs gently, as if worried suddenly that she might come across as sounding a little precious for her own good.

lemonlikeliz

back-before-dawn:

#the contrast between beth and sarah is amazing here #they have similar clothing on #similar hair #yet they’re different #how? #beth’s face looks more lined due to lighting #she looks tired #her eyes are pained #she looks like she’s given up #she looks like she’s watched her whole world burn down before her #then there’s sarah with this unwavering ferocity in her eyes #like go ahead #fuck with me #just try it #she even snarls slightly when she says her name #like fuck you #im sarah #whaddaya gonna do? #she looks like a woman on a mission #and it makes me wonder #did beth have that look when she still in control? #and did sarah look like beth while she was suffering vic and far away from her daughter?

STOP. I DO NOT NEED THESE FEELINGS.

lemonlikeliz
Most of my friends are gay and I didn’t feel like I was playing a specific type of gay woman but I never approached her with the idea of ‘and now I’m playing a lesbian character.’ To me, it’s all the same. There’s no difference…for me, it was more her intellect and her sexuality was a wonderful, beautiful part of her but her intellect was the thing that made her more unique.
Tatiana Maslany response to whether she models Cosima off any Lesbian icons [x]
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tatsrathat
Most of my friends are gay and I didn’t feel like I was playing a specific type of gay woman but I never approached her with the idea of ‘and now I’m playing a lesbian character.’ To me, it’s all the same. There’s no difference…for me, it was more her intellect and her sexuality was a wonderful, beautiful part of her but her intellect was the thing that made her more unique.
Tatiana Maslany response to whether she models Cosima off any Lesbian icons [x]
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