‘Orphan Black’ Star Feels Responsibility Towards LGBT Fans

'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany has revealed that she feels a great responsibility toward Lesbian, Gay and Bi Sexual and transgender fans of the hit series.

‘Orphan Black’ star Tatiana Maslany has revealed that she feels a great responsibility toward Lesbian, Gay and Bi Sexual and transgender fans of the hit series.

The star plays a series of clones who all have different struggles with identity on the BBC America series, which includes a number of LGBT characters.

“I knew subconsciously we were talking about bodily autonomy, but it was reading essays from trans people and gay people that opened my eyes to how that was being talked about,” she said at New York’s PaleyFest Orphan Black panel.

The actress went onto praise the shows style because she does not feel the show has been preachy or spoken down to its audience.

“We put women at the center, [and] they’re the default, but who cares? And that to me is so awesome and I hope for more of that.”

She continued: “It’s everywhere; reproductive rights, LGBT rights, transgender rights – I’m glad we get to reflect that. We talk about how your choices aren’t your destiny, your body’s not your destiny. You’re your destiny.”

The series is expected to return in 2016 on BBC America. It airs in the UK on BBC Three.

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