Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

Elisabeth Moss says ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Made Her An Activist

Elisabeth Moss, star of the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ told The Hollywood Reporter that, from re-reading Atwood’s novel, “what I’ve learned is, now is not really a time to stand in the middle. You’ve got to pick a side.”

 

Elisabeth Moss wearing a shirt saying 'je suis une suffragette'

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Moss said that appearing in the show, which depicts a dystopian world in which women are used for breeding and have no autonomy, made her realize how urgent the issue of women’s rights is.

 

If you’re spending a year on something and you’re thinking about it, you’re reading a book over and over and you’re having to do these scenes, it sinks in, this idea of like, what happens if we don’t say anything or what happens if I don’t speak up?

 

Moss has been donating to charities, promoting organizations like Planned Parenthood on social media, and choosing socially conscious designers to wear on the red carpet, along with Planned Parenthood buttons and ACLU ribbons.

 

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards this year, and we can’t wait to see how many it scoops! 

 

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