«The universe will be a darker place without you.»
I love Helena because I feel like as much as she is crazy, her upbringing was so vital to who she was. I think because she was trained as a killer and ripped of her humanity, even in those kind of circumstances, we’re still human. We’re still people. We still have love. We still have fears. We still have deep needs and deep human needs, and for me, that was the most exciting thing to explore with her: Where’s the humanity in her? To me, it was that she actually loves deeply. She loves insanely and obsessively. And she… not falls in love with Sarah, but she does in a way. I don’t mean that in a sexual or romantic way, but she falls in love with Sarah and needs her deeply and feels this connection with her. Sarah awakens something in her, because she recognizes herself in her. So all the shitty stuff she does, and all the horrible ways she goes about things, it’s all out of love, and it’s all because she just doesn’t know how to love. She’s never been taught love. She’s never been shown love. Love to her is probably very much tied with abuse and with pain, and so that’s the only way she knows how to go about loving because she hasn’t been taught otherwise. She hasn’t had examples of real love. I think that’s what I love exploring with her and I find so fun. — Tatiana Maslany [x]
“This one seems to bring out bizarrely strong reactions in our kind.”
Once I’m obsessed with somebody, I’m terrified of them instantly. I’m not scared of them - I’m scared of me and how I will react. Like, for instance, one time someone was introducing me to Bill Maher, and I saw Meryl Streep walk into the room, and I literally put my hand right in Bill Maher’s face and said, ‘Not now, Bill!’ and I just stared at Meryl Streep. I just creepily stared at her. - telling Vanity Fair about getting starstruck.