Margaret Atwood Wants Drake To Appear In Season Two of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

It’s only been two weeks since the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale has aired, and yet we are already suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Set in a totalitarian society, the story revolves around the character of Offred and other similar women who are forced to serve as sexual slaves responsible for reproduction. In this fictional, albeit chaotic, world, secret spies, rebellious groups, and innocent people occasionally get stoned to death. In short, it’s an intensely gripping show that always leaves you wanting more.


However, none of this awesomeness would have been possible without the brilliant Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who penned the 1985 novel of the same name


In a Boston Review Interview with Junot Díaz for the “Global Dystopias Project,” Diaz asked Atwood whether she had met another Canadian superstar, Drake.


“It seems like currently Toronto—and we could say by extension Canada—has two global superstars: Margaret Atwood and Drake,” Díaz joked.


In response, Atwood said, “I haven’t met Drake, but I have of course met people who have met Drake. But you have to realize how o-l-d I am. I’m not likely to go to the same parties. Or many parties at all, to be frank.”


After Díaz said that the nation is missing out on a great opportunity for these two artistic minds to work together, Atwood put forward a fantastic suggestion:


“Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale?” she said. “I’ll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that, because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?”



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