Canadian Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black was asked if a team of stylists and makeup artists is going to descend on her prior to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night on CTV and NBC.
“I think so – they’ll be like, ‘We’ve got to fix this girl’s face up,’” Maslany said at the Television Critics Association tour. “I’ll be painted up.
“But it’s super fun. It’s so not in my realm. The Golden Globes thing is wild. I’m completely blown away by it. I’m just trying to breathe it in and take it in and take it one day at a time, because it’s totally out of my league.”
Maslany has been nominated for best actress in a drama for her work on Orphan Black, the clone-based series that sees Maslany playing seven roles and counting. Season two begins April 19 on Space.
Many people were shocked that Maslany wasn’t nominated for an Emmy Award last fall, but she says awards are “icing” and not the reason she does what she does.
“It’s a wonderful honour, it’s an incredible honour, but for me going to set every day and working with the incredible actors I get to work with – and I mean that honestly – that’s what’s fulfilling,” she said. “(Being thrust into the U.S. publicity machine) is a cultural shift almost, it’s a different way of doing things. I love it, it’s huge, it feels like a big thing, a big kind of behemoth.
“But I’ve been grounded a lot by the acting teachers I’ve worked with and also my family is just like, from Regina, this doesn’t make sense to us. I think after the Critics Choice Awards, I called my parents and my mom was like, ‘That’s great … so, we found a baby bird in the backyard and we nursed it back to health!’ And they were so excited. And I was like, ‘That’s awesome.’ My family is amazing.”
Maslany said she does not have a Golden Globes acceptance speech prepared, “Because I don’t think it’s going to happen. But it will be fun.”
And if the Golden Globes ever stop being fun on Sunday night, Maslany can just replace herself with a clone.
“It’s a red-carpet clone,” she said with a laugh.