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Offred from 'The Handmaid's Tale' represents women in Trump's America, says Elisabeth Moss

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Hulu's timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale is proving profoundly resonant for women living in Trump’s America. So resonant that even Elisabeth Moss —who plays protagonist Offred — feels her character represents the women in her country at this time.


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In an interview on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour, Moss said that of all the roles she's ever played, Offred is "nearest to Elisabeth."

"Being Offred. That's who I would be if there was a Gilead. Most likely I'd be a Handmaid," said Moss.

"I feel that she represents women in my country at this time. I'm one of those women," Moss continued. Moss added that she feels a personal connection to Offred; one that's different to other roles she's played.  Read more...

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