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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