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Madeline Brewer on How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Inspired Her to Tell Her Own Abortion Story — and Hopes for the Final Season

[This story contains spoilers from the season five finale of The Handmaid’s Tale.] It’s been nearly a week since The Handmaid’s Tale released its finale. And Madeline Brewer, who has played fiery handmaid Janine on the Hulu dystopian series for all five seasons, is in London preparing for a nightly performance in the West End […]

Madeline Brewer on Janine the Survivor in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

[This story contains spoiler’s from the fourth episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale season five, “Dear Offred.”] Last season was a big one for The Handmaid’s Tale’s Janine. Not only did the fiery handmaid played by Madeline Brewer survive a near-death explosion, but she also rose from the ashes as a leader in her post-Gilead […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Resolves Up-in-the-Air Fate of Major Character

[This story contains spoilers to The Handmaid’s Tale‘s eighth episode in season four, “Testimony.”] Earlier in season four, Madeline Brewer’s Janine went missing. After two episodes without any hints about her fate, The Handmaid’s Tale revealed whether or not the fan-favorite Handmaid survived the bombings in Chicago. The answer, however, is complicated. Midway through the eighth […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star and Boss on the Impact of That Midseason Cliffhanger

[This story contains spoilers to the fifth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale‘s fourth season.] Poof … is she gone? The midway point in The Handmaid’s Tale‘s currently streaming fourth season ended on a roller-coaster of a cliffhanger. After five episodes of living on the run as Gilead fugitives, former Handmaids June (Elisabeth Moss) and Janine […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Unpacks “Traumatizing” Abortion-Themed Episode

[This story contains mild spoilers from the fourth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale‘s fourth season.] “I’m honored to tell this part of the story,” says Madeline Brewer. The Handmaid’s Tale star, who has played Handmaid Janine since the beginning of the flagship Hulu drama, can’t quite recall when she found out that her character would […]