Maslany also reveals who she'd clone if she had the technology

By Lanford Beard
Updated April 12, 2016 02:45 PM
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Playing a seemingly unlimited number of characters on the same show can take its toll on an actor mentally and physically. Add in heaps of sugar, and you’ve got a recipe for a meltdown.

Orphan Black leading lady (or should we say ladies?) Tatiana Maslany revealed in PEOPLE Now’s Confess Sesh that her biggest on-set blooper came when one of last season’s final scenes required her to eat take after take of the sweet stuff.

“I lost my mind,” she admits to the laughter of costars Jordan Gavaris and Kristian Bruun. “I melted down publicly.”

Maslany, 30, explains, “We’d been doing the dinner scene for two days, it was the last pass, it was Helena eating broccoli … and John [Fawcett, the show’s creator,] just kept telling me to put more sugar on the food. And the sugar was throwing my body out of whack, and I started laughing so hard and I started crying.”

She added, “Everyone was either deeply concerned or, like, laughing at me and filming it.”

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The Clone Clubbers also reveal their secret shames, biggest splurges and travel essentials, though might just Maslany win the Confess Sesh prize for her answer to the question: “If you could clone anyone on the cast, who would it be?”

She doesn’t miss a beat. “Myself – so I could have a nap.”

Orphan Black returns Thursday at 10 p.m. ET to BBC America.