'Orphan Black' costars Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris accept EWwys
The winners of the 7th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed were announced live Aug. 18 on EW Radio, and for the second year, the best actress in a drama category boasted the largest margin of victory. In 2013, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany won with 43 percent of the vote; this year, 61 percent of readers cast their ballots for her. “I think people have been bribed, or it’s been rigged somehow. That’s ridiculous. That’s not right,” a grateful Maslany joked when she phoned in to accept the honor and was reminded that fellow nominees included Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal and Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga. “I’m just like, Katey Sagal, that’s crazy. That’s totally insane. Vera Farmiga—I mean, give me a break. That’s crazy.”
Maslany also talked about Orphan Black‘s emotional panel at Comic-Con (“The Clone Club community is such a supportive one and so lovely and so accepting—it’s the greatest gift to know that the show allows for a community like that”) and getting the chance to drive her first golf cart at Comic-Con as well (“It was one of my favorites moments in my life—it was pretty amazing”). The full interview is below.
Her co-star Jordan Gavaris (Felix) picked up his first EWwy for best supporting actor in a drama and delivered the awards’ most earnest acceptance. “I’m stunned. This is a wild, wild honor to even be in a category with some of these actors: Norman Reedus, Peter Sarsgaard, my god. I don’t win anything in life, you know what I mean. I was, like, the awkward kid who didn’t go to prom, but I did—nobody noticed though,” he said, laughing.
After again thanking the Clone Club, Gavaris broke down filming Felix’s kiss with Tony (Maslany), pictured above. He explained why he was terrified of shooting that episode: “I knew I wasn’t gonna be able to not be afraid. There was no part of me that was suddenly just gonna relax and settle into it all. So I thought, you know what I’m gonna do: I’m going to embrace the fear. I’m going to just live in the fear, and that’s gonna be what people see on-screen. They’re gonna see a really, really scared Felix. I didn’t know if it was gonna work or not. I didn’t know if it was gonna totally disrupt and fracture the integrity and dynamic of the character, because I’d established him to be so confident, so self-assured. I thought, ‘God, what am I doing here? I’m taking a really big risk exposing myself and revealing this side of me.’ There was no mistaking it, I was terrified. But the kiss—there was something so sexy about it and so interesting. It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had on that set to date, because it was so charged. It was electric, and everybody was waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and watching, and waiting to see what was gonna happen: Would sparks fly? Would it be awkward? Would it be strange? And I’m sure a part of it was awkward, a part of it was strange, a part of it was sexy—like anything in life. I don’t know if you guys have ever kissed anybody in real life, but it doesn’t always go as planned. It’s not always pretty. It doesn’t always look like a movie. It usually looks more like American Pie.”
Gavaris’ interview is below.