‘Depressing’: Elisabeth Moss Compares Current Society To ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

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Elisabeth Moss is making the same tired comparison between the current state of society and her Hulu series, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The actress, who is a Scientologist, said it was “depressing” to think about women’s rights in 2022. “Yeah, it is, no other way to say it,” she told Page Six at PaleyFest NY. “I think there are a lot of things that are happening [now] that are depressing, but I do think it’s a very important year.”

Moss went on, saying people should vote to have their voices heard. “People should get out there and vote and express their opinions. Now is the time,” she continued.

The 1985 dystopian fantasy novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood was developed into a popular TV series. Now feminist activists sometimes dress up like the “handmaid” characters with red cloaks and white bonnets while publicizing leftist agendas, such as abortion rights. 

The series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States following a civil war. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women, or “handmaids,” as property of the state. 

“The whole idea behind the show is that people tend to walk around thinking that this could not happen here,” Moss told Page Six. “The whole foundation of the show is blowing holes in the idea that this could not happen here and we explore that even more in Season 5.”

“Hopefully, it will make people look at their values,” she continued. 

When the Supreme Court draft opinion leaked prior to Roe v. Wade being overturned, Moss said all the “Handmaid’s Tale” cast had a difficult time being at work.

“It was a bit somber on set when we first started [after the leak], but you have to sort of get to work and do the day,” Moss said at the time, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

“It’s always a weird thing for us. It’s not a pleasant thing. It’s not something that gets us excited, when there are these parallels and when your character is used as an example of something that’s happening in real life. It’s not anything we take any pleasure in at all.”

“It does make us happy and proud that we are doing a show that we feel is relevant, that we’re doing a show that we feel says things that need to be said,” she went on. “I wish it would stop being so damn relevant, though. I’ll tell you that much.”

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