Ksenia Solo says her Orphan Black character is no Kenzi
Lost Girl fans still mourning the loss of beloved character Kenzi may be surprised by actress Ksenia Solo’s turn on Space’s Orphan Black.
Solo says it’s a much different role, and fans of the Showcase serial shouldn’t be expecting some sort of resurrection of their spunky heroine.
“I think maybe in people’s minds they imagine Kenzi coming into clone club,” Solo said Tuesday while also promoting her upcoming role in the AMC series Turn: Washington’s Spies.
“It’ll be a surprise because Shay is very different than Kenzi and very different than anything I’ve played before. . . . It’s cool to have three shows sort of airing all at once where I get to be in completely different worlds playing completely different characters, who all have different motivations and backgrounds.”
Space has revealed that Solo is to join Orphan Black as a woman named Shay, a holistic healer who meets Cosima, one of several cloned characters played by Tatiana Maslany.
Solo says her character pops up in the fifth episode of this upcoming third season. Beyond that, there’s not much she’s allowed to reveal.
“What I can say is that this girl is very different from the people we’ve previously seen in Cosima’s life. And it’s a really wild season,” she says.
Solo says she’s known Maslany since they were about 14 and both appeared on the APTN series renegadepress.com.
“We had an amazing time working together then and so all these years later it’s been a really fantastic reunion for us,” she says.
“We have a really great chemistry. I admire her dearly and love her dearly, so it’s really nice to work with somebody that you have such a great connection with.”
The third season of Orphan Black debuts April 18 on Space.
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