'Handmaid's Tale'

Oprah Has Been Cast in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Two

The Handmaid’s Tale has recently returned for a second season and I’ve heard only good things about it. I haven’t gotten the chance to catch up with it yet and if you haven’t either you should look away now. Especially if you haven’t seen “Holly”, the 11th episode of the second season.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
 
According to Variety, in this season of Handmaid’s Tale the one and only Oprah Winfrey lent her voice to play a radio host whose broadcast takes Offred and June by surprise. And honestly it took us by surprise too. If there’s anyone we’ll always recognize, it’s Oprah. So how did these two worlds cross paths? Just by chance really. Bruce Miller who works on the hit show explains:
 

 

 
We’d heard Oprah was a fan of the show, and had a story idea, and thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if… So we asked and she said yes, and it was a lovely, easy process… The radio segment she recorded was inspired by the free radio of the Allies from World War II.  It was an absolute honor to have Oprah featured on the show, and especially thrilling as she was the one who presented us with the Emmy last year.

 

 
Oprah Winfrey

Image Via Vanity Fair

 
 
 
The writers didn’t know they’d be creating work for Oprah, but when they found out they were absolutely delighted. “It gave me chills,” said Kira Snyder, the writer of the episode. We know it was merely a cameo appearance, but many would agree that it made a fantastic show even better.

 

 

 

Featured Image Via Fandom