Long before she became one of the most critically-lauded names on cable TV, future LGBT icon and current lesbian love object Tatiana Maslany enjoyed one of her first roles in the Sundance Film Festival selection Grown Up Movie Star, airing this month on Here! TV.
Four years before the actress became an overnight sensation playing multiple roles on BBC America's award-winning Orphan Black, she starred in this coming-of-age drama. Maslany plays Ruby, a girl forced to grow up fast after her mother leaves in pursuit of fame and fortune in Hollywood. And her father starts an affair with a man. Then she starts exploring her own sexuality, experimenting with her friends -- both male and female.
The Canadian film, which won the 2010 Sundance Special Jury Prize for Acting, was an early indication of just how much talent Maslany possesses. That will be put to the test next month, when she takes on what is arguably her most visible and challenging role to date, portraying a young Helen Mirren in the political drama Woman In Gold.
Mirren stars as a Holocaust survivor living in Los Angeles who hires a lawyer to fight the Austrian government. The goal: To reclaim Gustav Klimt's painting of her aunt, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was confiscated from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just before World War II. Maslany plays Mirren's character as a young woman in World War II flashbacks.
Take a look at Maslany's work in Grown Up Movie Star by watching a clip from the film:
Grown Up Movie Star airs on Here TV this month. Watch Here TV on Xfinity.