In 2016, after four seasons and countless people on the internet declaring that Tatiana Maslany deserved an Emmy (multiple Emmys?) for her performance as the numerous clones on Orphan Black, she finally won for best actress in a drama series. But according to Maslany, the show’s industry acclaim isn’t as meaningful as the response from the show’s dedicated fans, better known as the Clone Club.
“I don’t know if I can speak for all of us on this, but it’s not about the awards,” Maslany said when the Orphan cast visited EW for a recent interview. “It’s about the fact that we are all actors who love our job and get to do a show that we really care about and that has touched people, like the Clone Club. [Like when] a 40-year-old woman comes up to me and says, ‘Cosima let me finally come out, I’ve known since I was 2 and I can come out now.’ That’s the stuff that actually means something. I think it’s the reason you do your job and we’re so lucky to get to do it.”
They also got to see those dedicated Clone Clubbers meet and befriend one another. “To see people unite was really good as well, that was one of the great things,” added Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S).
For more from the cast on the Clone Club, watch the video above, and head here to hear them recall memorable moments on set.
Orphan Black’s series finale airs Saturday, Aug. 12 on BBC America.