Alexis attended the screening of her new TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale” during Tribeca Film Festival. Photos have been added to our gallery. The first three episodes of the show will be released April 26 so be sure to check them out on Hulu!
Alexis attended The Contenders Emmys Presented By Deadline where she partook in a presentation with “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” co-star Lauren Graham. She also did a portrait session with Lauren and attended the Hulu Presentation to promote her upcoming show “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Photos have been added to our gallery!
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The first full length official trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been released. The show will premiere on Hulu on April 26. Be sure to check out the trailer, screen captures will follow soon!
TVLine has published an interview with Alexis in which she talks about her role in the upcoming Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Talk about culture shock. Shortly after reprising her role as Rory in Netflix’s (mostly) light and breezy Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Alexis Bledel segued to the dark and twisted terrain of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s forthcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood punishing novel about female oppression and sexual servitude. And while the actress acknowledges the projects’ starkly divergent themes — “Stars Hollow is almost like a utopia, and then we come to this dystopia” via Gilead — she also points out they share some critical common ground.
“They’re both very distinctly their own worlds,” Bledel tells TVLine. “They are complete in their design, full of detail and very rich. They’re satisfying places to work… I’m spoiled that I get to have [Stars Hollow and now Gilead] as backdrops, because you don’t always have all of that to work with.”
In Handmaid’s Tale, which premieres April 26 and also stars Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski, Bledel plays the recurring role of Ofglen, a fellow Handmaid of Moss’ 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.
“Ofglen wants to create change,” Bledel explains of her character, who we quickly learn is also a lesbian. “She wants to right a lot of the wrongs that are happening around her to people she knows. She’s getting these tidbits of information from different sources that she seeks out, and it’s a lot of depressing news all the time. And it lights a fire in her and makes her want to fight back… She’s been through a lot and she’s mad. And she’s determined to do something about it.”
Although Bledel says she’s been “blown away by the ambition” of the 10-episode series and is relishing “the opportunity to play a character with such emotional depth,” she concedes the heavy material can take a toll. “Some days it was [hard],” she notes. “Some days it was cathartic. But it was more about focusing my energy and just going there.”
A new trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released earlier this week. Unfortunately Alexis was not featured in this trailer but it looks really good nonetheless. Also be sure to check out the story of “The Handmaid’s Tale” which can be found below as well.