Boston Marathon Bombing

Tatiana Maslany is so used to sci-fi that playing a regular woman in 'Stronger' was 'very interesting to navigate'

Tatiana Maslany is so used to sci-fi that playing a regular woman in 'Stronger' was 'very interesting to navigate'

For the actor pulling off the superhuman feat of portraying up to a dozen different characters on an acclaimed TV show, what's the follow-up act? In the case of Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, who was everything from a high-strung soccer mom to an unhinged Ukrainian on BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” it meant going from fantastical to quietly real-life.

In “Stronger,” which is inspired by a true story, Maslany plays Erin Hurley, the sometimes-girlfriend of emotionally floundering Costco clerk Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal), who lost both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing while waiting for Hurley to finish the race. If it’s Gyllenhaal’s job to show the pain...

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