Actress Tatiana Maslany became visibly emotional in a recent interview when asked to explain why she's an ally to the LGBT community.

Maslany stars in the Canadian science fiction television series Orphan Black, which follows a woman who assumes the identity of one of her clones, raising issues about human cloning as it relates to personal identity.

The series was recently renewed for a fourth season to air next year.

In speaking with GLAAD, Maslany was asked why the show has such a large LGBT following.

“We offer good representation in terms of complex characters that aren't defined necessarily just by their sexuality but by every facet of what it is to be a person,” she answered.

“And why are you an ally to the LGBT community?”

“It's like a no-brainer,” Maslany answered before becoming visibly emotional.

“A lot of my friends have struggled with coming out or with identifying how they identify. It just makes no sense that there wouldn't be support for the community. That it even has to be a separate community,” she answered. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)