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    10 Reasons "She-Hulk" Star Tatiana Maslany Is An Absolute Queen

    I still think we should retroactively give Tatiana Maslany an Emmy for every season of Orphan Black.

    If you've watched Orphan Black, you know that the star of the show, Tatiana Maslany, is beyond talented.

    Honestly, the fact that she only won an Emmy for one season of Orphan Black and not all five still boggles my mind.

    When news broke in late 2020 that she'd been cast to play She-Hulk in Marvel's upcoming Disney+ series, her fans (myself included) were naturally stoked.

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    And even though the trailer maaay have left a bit to be desired in the CGI department, I still can't wait.

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    Besides, if anyone can make up for bad CGI, it's Tat.

    So, in honor of (IMO) one of the top five actors of her generation, here are just 10 of the countless reasons you gotta love Tatiana Maslany:

    1. She's a literal chameleon.

    2. She gives credit where credit is due.

    3. She knows how to rollerblade.

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    This might not seem like a big deal, but as someone who can't even walk in heels, I find being able to move around with wheels strapped to your feet very impressive.

    It's actually how she got to her Orphan Black audition — she told Seth Meyers back in 2016 that she was so nervous she decided to rollerblade there to make herself feel better.

    4. She's in it for the long haul.

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    It's no wonder she's so good at acting — she's been doing it since the age of 9, when she started performing in community theater and musicals. Her first feature film role was Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, as Ghost.

    5. She's got a great sense of humor.

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    Anyone who's watched an interview with her will know she's genuinely funny, and it's no surprise considering she did improv for a decade. She was a member of Canadian improv group General Fools, and even competed (and won) in the Canadian Improv Games when she was a teen in 2002.

    6. She's quick on her feet (and fingers).

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    She keeps those improv skills handy. When she walked the red carpet at the 2015 SAG Awards, she was asked to do the mani-cam. After admitting she hadn't gotten her nails done, she gave the camera a quick thumbs-up — without actually showing her nails.

    7. She has good taste in TV.

    8. She's an LGBTQ ally.

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    In an interview with GLAAD, she said: "A lot of my friends, you know, have struggled with coming out or identifying how they identify. And it’s just a no-brainer to me. It just makes no sense that there wouldn’t be support for the community — that it even has to be a separate community. Like, I don’t understand why there’s a line drawn. And I totally just feel grateful that I’ve had these experiences with fans, you know, at Comic-Con who are coming out because of Orphan Black."

    9. She can keep a secret.

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    Unlike some of her fellow Marvel stars (they know who they are), she denied being cast as Jennifer Walters in Disney+'s She-Hulk series until Marvel broke the news. She told the Sudbury Star that it was just a "press release that got out of hand," even though Mark Ruffalo seemed to confirm the news in a tweet a month earlier (see above parenthetical).

    10. She's a humble queen.

    What do you love most about Tatiana Maslany? Let us know in the comments!


    Correction: A previous version of this post said there were four seasons of Orphan Black instead of five.