If you’ve seen Orphan Black, you know that Tatiana Maslany can act her way out of anything and, even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard rumblings on the internet of how great a performance she gives. Son Lux came up with the idea for their “You Don’t Know Me” video with her in mind, and she turns the standard trope of dissatisfied housewife into something compelling and menacing without doing anything showy. Maslany mouths along to the words opposite her husband, played by Looper’s Noah Segan, and directs a cult-like group of individuals through some ritualistic practices. It’s a chilling, cold video — watch below, and read some words from director Nathan Johnson about how it all came together.
When Ryan first sent the album over to The Made Shop, this was the song that I kept coming back to. It touches a pretty raw nerve, and we wanted to explore the song in terms of the empty rituals we often see in relationships and, to a larger degree, religion. We wrote the video specifically for Tatiana and designed everything around her performance. She’s such a phenomenal actor, and she brings something so compelling to the role – this powerful figure who is stuck in the vacancy of routines that have lost their meaning.
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