Tatiana Maslany appeared at Comic-Con International on Friday to discuss her hit series “Orphan Black” and revealed that last year’s appearance at the annual fan fest proved to be somewhat humiliating thanks to her brief foray into the world of cosplay.
“We didn’t go out on the convention floor,” Maslany told Vanity Fair, revealing that she and “Orphan Black” co-star Kristian Brunn (who plays Donnie) went to a comedy show dressed as Ninja Turtles, assuming everyone in the city would be dressed up during Comic-Con.
“But we were the only two dressed up. It was so embarrassing. We were trying to be inconspicuous but we were just conspicuous,” she added.
To add insult to injury, the costumes they wore were, well, kind of terrible.
“Kristian brought them in from Canada,” she said. “They were two children’s-sized Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes. And Kristian is a tall man, so the shorts were up his butt.”
And let’s not forget they were at a comedy show. “We got made fun of!” Maslany recalled. “The comedian onstage made fun of us. He was just like, ‘Is anyone dressed up tonight?’ We raised our hands and he was like, ‘Anyone else? [Long pause] No? OK.’ We were like [embarrassed groans].”
For more embarrassing moments from Maslany, check out this gag reel of season-four bloopers from the set of “Orphan Black”: