“Orphan Black” promises to have a whole lot of intrigue when it returns to BBC America on April 19, but there’s not a lot of plot yet known. Chief among the mysteries in Season 2 is why Sarah is kissing Cal, a new character being played by Michiel Huisman.
Zap2it: Can you say whether Cal knows Sarah from the past? What can you say about their relationship?
Michiel Huisman: I think I can tell you that Cal and Sarah have a love interest that kind of is dangerous, almost. And [pauses] I think I’ll stay away from answering that part about the past, because then I’d be in spoiler territory. So basically, my storyline involves Sarah, and we have a love going on, and it’s not without danger.
We saw a pretty hot makeout scene in one teaser. I was surprised they spoiled that, especially since her relationship with Paul was such a big part of Season 1. Can we expect any tension to come out of our first real love triangle?
I was also surprised to see how they spoiled it, but then I started thinking about everything, and in this scene you can’t really make any conclusions — except for the fact that he’s kissing her. What does that mean? What does that mean for Paul? How do they know each other? How long have they known each other? You can’t really say.
So, that being said, yeah, it’s exciting. You’re going to have to wait and see, and what Paul thinks about it.
Is it ever difficult to work opposite Tatiana and have it be the same person playing these very different characters?
That becomes a little bit of a technical thing because of the way you have to do it. I mean, she has to play all these characters, and that’s kind of hard. So yes, that’s hard. But, I have to say, Tatiana does that with so much ease that that helps. You totally know who she is. She switches back and forth in those characters, and she’s been able to distinguish them so precisely that she somehow is making that work and making that helpful for the people that are working opposite her to deal with that. She gets a lot of credit for doing that, and I think that’s totally deserved.
Sometimes I have to sit and remind myself that it’s just one person playing all these clearly defined characters.
You’re absolutely right. I had that same thing too when I was asked to audition for the show. I started watching it, and I couldn’t accept or understand that I was actually completely accepting the fact that she is playing all these different characters, and I’m thinking I’m looking at all these different people. It’s ridiculous. It’s so good.
“Orphan Black” Season 2 premieres on April 19 on BBC America.