Alexis talks “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “A Year in the Life”

During the TCA tour yesterday Alexis talked about her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” as well as “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. Variety had a lovely article about it. Be aware of spoilers when it comes to the Gilmore talk, which is below the cut.

“Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel can next be seen in Hulu’s upcoming “Handmaid’s Tale,” which she calls “an absolute dream role.”

Bledel stars opposite Elisabeth Moss as Ofglen, a fellow handmaid and companion. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.

“She is broken down in many ways but the person she once was is still underneath and comes out at times,” said Bledel at the TV Critics Press Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. “She’s always paying attention to everything. She’s essentially a spy in any ways. She is gathering information from everyone she comes into contact with.”

Netflix’s recent revival of “Gilmore Girls” has sparked rumors of yet another round of episodes reuniting the Stars Hollow gang, but Bledel said, “I haven’t heard anything.”

Asked if she’d be open to doing more episodes, “I don’t know…It hasn’t been a conversation as of yet,” she said. “All of us are just wanting to tell a good story. The only thing I can say about future installments is that it would be about the story and the timing. We want to tell a great story.”
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Alexis talks “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “A Year in the Life”

Alexis joins “The Handmaid’s Tale”

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Alexis has joined the tv adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. She has joined the cast in a recurring role.

Rory Gilmore is trading in press credentials for a red coat and white-winged habit.

Gilmore Girls grad Alexis Bledel has booked a major role in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Picked up straight to series, the 10-episode drama stars Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and is based on the book by award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The series takes place in Gilead, a futuristic but simplified world in which fertility issues abound and women’s rights are a thing of the past. In order to keep the population up, government officials in a totalitarian society send young and fertile women — the “handmaids” — to affluent families, where they are forced to help couples procreate via sexual servitude.

Bledel will portray Ofglen, the handmaid paired with Offred (Moss) for town errands. She eventually becomes an important character to the underground resistance and a confidant of sorts for Offred. At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive.

Although Bledel filmed alongside the rest of the cast during production in and around Toronto in late 2016, her commitment to Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life meant Hulu could not announce her participation until her contract expired. She will appear in more than half of the episodes with an option to return in the yet-to-be announced second season.
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Alexis joins “The Handmaid’s Tale”