There needs to be a code word or something that means “my brain is fighting me every step of the way today and I feel like I’m going to vibrate out of my skin, so I need you to forgive everything and go slowly and speak softly and lower your expectations.” And then we could all just be like, “I know I said we could go to a movie tonight but… tangerines.” And the other person would nod and squeeze your elbow or rub your head and you wouldn’t feel like a failure.
“I keep a diary of all my thoughts and most of the time I don’t even think about what I’m writing. Like, when I write about my friends, when they make me angry.. but it doesn’t mean that I don’t love them.”
Cosima’s brain is working 100,000 miles a minute faster than everybody else’s. She’s very intellectual. Everything’s happening really quickly in her brain. So for her, she’s trying to explain things to people on a base level which they’ll understand, but she’s operating way faster than they are. So her mannerisms are a lot of hand gestures trying to make you understand, trying to paint pictures with her hands. And [there’s] also a lightness and a cute quirkiness. Cosima thinks she’s quite cute, and so she plays that up a bit, which is cool because she’s super intellectual, too. So it’s not like she’s just getting by on her cuteness. She’s a mix. - Tatiana Maslany