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Here’s the world’s tiniest, cutest ‘Orphan Black’ tribute

This little girl "now has a whole new respect for Tatiana's hair, make-up and wardrobe change overs."


Rae Votta


Posted on Jul 3, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 12:47 am CDT

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for Orphan Black.

What’s better than watching Tatiana Maslany dance as all her clone counterparts on the Orphan Black finale this season? A young child donning all the appropriate outfits, hairstyles, and dance moves to recreate the iconic scene.

For those unfamiliar, BBC America’s Orphan Black is a show that deals with (basic spoiler alert!) a group of clones, all played by Critics Choice Award-winner Maslany. That’s right, she plays all of the clones, who are all main characters with their own styles, characteristics, and mannerisms. The more you watch, the more you can’t believe that Maslany is all these characters, but it’s true. Since Masalay plays everyone—this past season saw a clone cast of five—she has to play scenes against herself in every episode, usually two or three at a time. In the season 2 finale, the show decided to ambitiously feature a four-clone scene, but instead of the show’s usually tense clone-on-clone moments, they went the more hilarious route of an all-out dance party. The cast and crew documented the challenging two-day shoot on the BBC America YouTube channel.

Inspired by the original, youngster Cynthia Galant made her own four-clone dance party video, and it’s adorable. Galant’s got all the clones down—Helena’s headbanging, Alison’s reserved rock-out, and Cosima’s raver style included. She even threw in a prim and proper Rachel in the final frame.

And, spoiler alert again, if you recognize Galant, that’s because she plays the younger version of the clones on the show (she’s been seen as young Rachel and the newly introduced Charlotte). Writes her father Alexander in the YouTube description, “Cynthia had a blast doing it and now has a whole new respect for Tatiana’s hair, make-up and wardrobe change overs.” That just makes this even cuter.

Screengrab via Alexander Galant/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 3, 2014, 8:59 am CDT