Whenever I attend the Television Critics Association press tour, be it the summer event in Beverly Hills or the winter event in Pasadena, I invariably walk away from the proceedings with at least one interview—but generally several—done in conjunction with a series I barely know the slightest thing about, save for whatever’s been put in the press releases sent out by the network.
This, as you might have guessed, is precisely what I experienced when I went into the room at the Langham Huntington Hotel which served as a temporary home base for the publicists of BBC America and was introduced to the cast of “Orphan Black. “
Fortunately, the young trio awaiting my arrival—Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, and Dylan Bruce—had already been dealing with this problem with the interviewers who’d preceded me, as I was their last chat of the day. As such, they had a sense of humor about the situation…which worked out quite well, as I’d decided to throw caution to the wind and have a bit of a laugh about it myself.
Bullz-Eye: Well, as you know, you have me—and everybody else here—at a tremendous disadvantage, since I haven’t been able to see the pilot of “Orphan Black” yet.”
Jordan Gavaris: Ugh, I know.
Tatiana Maslany: We haven’t even finished shooting the series yet!
Dylan Bruce: How often does that happen to you guys?
BE: It…happens. Maybe 10-20% of the time. It’s certainly not unheard of.
TM: Okay, ‘cause when we’re done here, we go back to shooting Episode 7…no, wait, 6!
JG: Episode 6, yeah.
TM: So we’re not even halfway through shooting yet!