Yvonne Strahovski Q&A: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
“I think this show sort of directly reflects people’s fears about what could be around the corner potentially,” divulges Yvonne Strahovski during our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive video above) about “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, this Hulu original series centers on Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who is forced to become a concubine for a wealthy family in a dystopian society. Strahovski plays Serena Joy, an infertile woman who forces Offred to sleep with her husband (Joseph Fiennes) in the hopes she’ll bear her a child.
The actress reveals that while filming, the story took on an added weight of relevancy following the election of Donald Trump. “You couldn’t have planned for it to be this way,” she explains. However, “there were story points in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ that have always been relevant, and are happening in history. So the fact that we’re here in 2017 making a show about something that has always really been relevant, but is now even more relevant, is crazy.”
Strahovski has had prominent roles in such shows as “Chuck,” “Dexter,” and “24: Live Another Day.” She can next be seen in the films “He’s Out There” and “The Predator.” Check out our full interview above for more about her work in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”