The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Landed Marisa Tomei Thanks to Elisabeth Moss

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When The Handmaid’s Story returns for season two, it’s going to achieve this with the assistance of an Academy Award winner!

As showrunner Bruce Miller revealed through the present’s panel in the course of the 2018 Winter TCA Press Tour over the vacation weekend, the season’s second episode will function none aside from Marisa Tomei in a visitor-starring position. Particulars surrounding her position are, naturally, being stored underneath wraps, although Miller did reveal that the episode includes the oft-talked about in season one, however by no means seen, Colonies, the radiation-soaked wasteland remnants of America. 

When E! Information’ Sibley Scoles sat down with star Elisabeth Moss following the panel, she tried to get the products out of the Emmy-profitable actress relating to Tomei’s look. Naturally, she was tight-lipped about specifics, however did reveal that we have now her to thank for Tomei’s involvement.

The Handmaid's Tale, Elisabeth Moss, Marisa Tomei

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“I do not assume I can say what she does,” Moss stated, laughing. “We’re simply throwing an actor’s identify on the market. We will not say anything!

“I can not say something they did not say,” she added, referring to fellow EPs Miller and Warren Littlefield. (Moss is an government producer on The Handmaid’s Story, herself.) “I am not going to be the one to get into hassle. However sure, Marisa Tomei is in and I had the pleasure of working together with her in a play studying, truly, with Lena Dunham in New York. When this position got here up—she needed to do TV. I keep in mind she stated to me on the studying, she was like, ‘I need to do some extra tv.’ So when this position got here up, I used to be like, ‘What about Marisa Tomei?’ I imply, it was a superb get for us.”

Although Moss might have been unable to share a lot about what’s to return on the dystopian drama, she did open up about what it is felt wish to win an Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Selection Tv Award for her stellar work as June Osbourne, aka Offred. “It is fairly loopy,” she stated. “Even if you say it to me, it is kind of surprising to me as a result of it does not occur unexpectedly in actual life, so it is surprising. I feel that occurs, when you’re actually fortunate, as soon as. And I do not assume that ever occurs once more. So it is very, very good. I have been nominated a bunch of occasions, and I’ve misplaced much more occasions than I’ve gained, so it is good to have the ability to thank individuals and say one thing each occasionally.”


For extra from Moss, together with who in Hollywood has revealed themselves to be followers of hers and the present, make sure you take a look at the video above!

The Handmaid’s Story returns for season two on Wednesday, April 25 on Hulu.

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