Tatiana Maslany fires back at body shamers: 'Every single body is beautiful'

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany is fed up with people who criticize others on their body shape. "I'll never, never understand why people think it's their business to comment on other people's bodies," said the star during an interview with Elle. The Canadian actress goes on to declare, "Every single body is beautiful. I will never understand that shame, and the reinforcement of that shame. It's crazy."

Tatiana doesn't tolerate body shamers. Photo: © Getty Images

During the powerful interview the 30-year-old discusses everything from gender stereotypes -- "Guys aren't supposed to have shame about their bodies. But so many of my guy friends struggle with the same things we do as women" -- to how she defines sexuality.

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"It's so much more complex than our boobs," she says, adding, "My sexuality isn't me as an object to be looked at. It's the way I say "hello" to somebody, the way I sit with somebody. A body is just a body. But we're really afraid of bodies. They hold a lot of power—I think that's why people can try to shame them so easily, because they are so powerful.

The Canadian actress stars in Orphan Black (Thursdays, Space).

Tatiana is gearing up for another action-packed season of Orphan Black. The series, which has scooped up 14 Canadian Screen Awards to date, kicks off its second season on Apr. 14.

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