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The Handmaid's Tale

A Candid Chat With Two Managers on Streaming Paychecks, Signings and Running a Boutique Firm

Mel McKeon and Laura Myones Ruf have been working side by side so long that it’s common they finish each other’s sentences. That comes in helpful, especially now, as the veteran talent managers have a lot to talk about. It’s been a year since the two, who started working together in 1997 with Myones starting […]

Mckenna Grace on ‘Handmaid’s Tale,‘ ’Friend of the Family’ Roles and Sharing Her Scoliosis Story

[This story contains mild spoilers for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale season five and Peacock’s A Friend of the Family.] The day The Handmaid’s Tale released its season five finale, Mckenna Grace, who stars in the Hulu series as Esther Keys, decided to share something personal. Along with a video of herself in recovery from a […]

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 […]

Mckenna Grace Reveals She Underwent Spinal Surgery: “Life Imitates Art”

Sometimes life imitates art, but in McKenna Grace’s case, life mimicked art a bit too closely. The Handmaid’s Tale actress revealed that she underwent spinal surgery in October, the same night an episode of the Hulu dystopian series aired that saw her character, Esther Keyes, wake up in a hospital bed. While Grace did not […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Boss Bruce Miller Shares His Optimistic Takeaway From the Season 5 Finale

[This story contains major spoilers from the season five finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, “Safe.”] The Handmaid’s Tale often puts June Osborne in treacherous situations, and where the season five finale leaves its heroine is no exception. But, it’s helpful to remember that there is no Handmaid’s Tale without Elisabeth Moss’ starring character. “The show […]

Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cliffhanger Finale and How to Interpret Her Final Expression

[This story contains major spoilers from the season five finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, “Safe.”] After beginning its current season with the smirk seen ’round the globe, The Handmaid’s Tale ended with another telling expression. The fifth season of Hulu’s dystopian series began by pitting June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) against Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski). […]

Bradley Whitford on What That ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Shooting Says About Nationalism

[The story contains spoilers from the ninth episode of season five of The Handmaid’s Tale.] Bradley Whitford recalls a key tip he received when directing his first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. The script is often lying, he was told by creator and showrunner Bruce Miller. And as a director, it was his job to […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Boss on How Long That “Inevitable” Twist Was in the Works

[This story contains spoilers for the eighth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale’s fifth season, “Motherland.”] Yvonne Strahovski had described the eighth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale as Serena’s “ultimate rock bottom,” a precarious warning given how the prior episode ended. When “Motherland” opens, Serena indeed finds herself in her lowest moment yet of season five […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski on That Serena-June Episode and “Juicy” Twist of Fate

[This story contains spoilers to the seventh episode of The Handmaid’s Tale‘s fifth season, “No Man’s Land.”] “I’m their handmaid… it’s like I’m you.” The Handmaid’s Tale viewers have waited a long time for Serena Joy Waterford to get her due. Finally, in the seventh episode of the penultimate season of Hulu’s Emmy-winning series, that […]

Amazon Prime Video to Co-Premiere Season 5 of MGM-Distributed ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in U.K. With Channel 4

Amazon Prime Video will co-premiere season five of The Handmaid’s Tale to its members in the U.K. and Ireland later this year, sharing the latest season of the hit series starring Elisabeth Moss with British broadcaster Channel 4. The news, unveiled Monday, comes after the e-commerce giant closed its acquisition of the studio, which is the international distributor […]

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 […]

Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski on Why Their ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Face-Off Is Anything But Simple

[This story contains spoilers from the two-episode, season five premiere of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.] A smirk and a growl. Those were the dueling images The Handmaid’s Tale left for viewers when it returned. The smirk came from Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski), with the once-reigning Gilead wife enjoying her winning moment when, during a […]