Tatiana Maslany almost left Hollywood at age 20.

The 'Orphan Black' actress began her career as a child actor at the age of 11 and won a full-time role

n the Canadian children's television series '2030 CE' as a teenager

but she recently confessed that she nearly gave up her profession after getting disillusioned

In an interview with The Guardian, she explained: "I had a strong need to reconsider why I was doing it

 Was I doing it just because it was something I did as a child?"

After seeing Gena Rowlands' 1974 film A Woman Under the Influence

 she changed her mind and chose to pursue her profession.

Tatiana continued: "I thought, "This is it! That is what I want!' I want that degree of independence

 It was very impressive to see. This film taught me what was possible."