#in the hands of almost any other actor #this would collapse the entire artifice of the show & the contrivance of one actress playing about a dozen clones #the integrity of each performance would break down #you’d be left with the sense that the clones are interchangeable women with only superficial differences in appearance & mannerism #but somehow she’s able to layer these performances one over another like skins #there’s a tangible difference between tatiana maslany as alison hendrix #and tatiana maslany as sarah manning as alison hendrix #each of the clones is so whole and unique and distinct that the performances are collectively an argument: #these human beings aren’t interchangeable #they share DNA but environment and nurture and epigenetics have made them completely singular individuals #[they aren’t even all women] #you can’t generalise them; there’s no single trait they all share #except that they’re human beings not biological objects to be exploited #her work is such a tour de force sometimes it just leaves you breathless (via elucipher)
you never realize how much you love sleeping until you have to wake up in the morning
Alicia: Does anyone ever surprise you? - Kalinda: No.
Alicia: Not even me? - Kalinda: Especially you.
#xena doing the thing where she kisses gabrielle on the top of the head (◡‿◡✿)