Orphan Black introduced several new characters last year with the Castor Clones, played by Ari Millen. During a press mingle over the summer, BuddyTV spoke to him about the multiple Castor clones’ deaths, tried to get a tease about season 4 and more.
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Watch the video interview with Ari Millen:
Here are a few highlights:
- The hardest death to film was Seth’s because Millen thought it would be cool to die with his eyes open. However, then he had multiple scenes lying there dead and not being able to blink.
- Emotionally, the hardest death was Rudy’s because, other than Mark, he got to know him the best over the season, so it was sad to say goodbye to the character.
- Mark and Gracie are just being optimistic that they have a few months together. Mark knows that he’s going to die, but he wants to spend his remaining time alive with Gracie and live life to the fullest as much as he can.
- The most fun clone to play was Rudy (especially with the Xs over his eyes), and he thinks there’s some great stuff in store for Mark.
- As for another Castor clone showing up, all they’d told him was “it’s a clone show, you never know. Don’t be surprised, but don’t get your hopes up.”
- Because the Castor clones were raised together and self-aware, they were more similar and Millen didn’t have the leeway to go out and do accents, have crazy different hair like Tatiana Maslany with the Leda clones. Instead, the differences are subtler.
- As for those he’d like to work with more in season 4, among those he listed are Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jordan Gavaris and “more Tat, more Tat, more Tat in any incarnation.”
Orphan Black season 4 will air on BBC America in Spring 2016.
(Image courtesy of BBC America; Video: Meredith Jacobs)
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