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Tatiana Maslany: Why I won't wax

Published 17/08/2015

Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany will never change her appearance for someone else.

The 29-year-old actress has found worldwide fame portraying multiple people in TV drama Orphan Black, which is set to release its fourth series next year. Tatiana has to switch up her appearance for each character, but she refuses to follow pointless demands away from the camera.

"I've been asked to shave my armpits, wax my moustache - which I refused to do!" she told People magazine. "I'll do it if the part calls for it and it makes sense. Sometimes it's not worth being political about it. There's a point where I have to separate my own political values versus the character I'm playing."

Tatiana's striking looks and performance skills have seen her win lots of roles since Orphan Black began in 2013 and she now has two movies in the pipeline. Although she's aware of the power struggle women face in the industry, the brunette beauty doesn't feel pressure to remain youthful in order to land a part.

"Botox and all that stuff is not interesting to me. Gena Rowlands is the reason I am an actor. She's 80-something and she's still acting," Tatiana added.

The star has experienced sexism herself, admitting she was once told to keep her thoughts to herself when experiencing issues with males on set. She also slams certain costume choices for ruining the atmosphere of a scene.

"It's never ending. Being put into this little outfit that showed my midriff in a scene where I'm supposed to be grieving the death of a family member, and it's like, 'Make sure that her belly button is showing' – it's just pathetic. It's so pathetic," she sighed.

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