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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: Samira Wiley Tells Us Why Moira’s Newfound Freedom Isn’t All Sweet (Video)

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: Samira Wiley Tells Us Why Moira’s Newfound Freedom Isn’t All Sweet (Video)
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen all of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1.)

Getting from Canada to Gilead is no easy task. And there are no two people who can back up that claim better than Moira (Samira Wiley) and Luke (O-t Fagbenle) — who were reunited in the Great White North at the end of Season 1 of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

When TheWrap sat down to chat with Wiley ahead of the second season’s premiere, we first congratulated her on escaping the show’s authoritarian regime (which, weirdly, no one had yet!) and then asked her what it’s really going to feel like for Moira to finally be safe from Gilead’s grasp.

“We think so much about making it out of a place like that,” Wiley said. “We can imagine what that is, that feeling of freedom. And it’s this huge celebratory moment and it is all of those things. But it is also a little sad because you’re not with your family anymore. And there is a lot of mixed feelings that are going on while being in Canada. There is the feeling of freedom, but then also the feeling of deep loneliness.”

Also Read: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Star Madeline Brewer Tells Us Janine Pretends Gilead 'Isn't So F--ed Up' (Exclusive Video)

Moira isn’t alone. She has Luke, her best friend June’s (Elisabeth Moss) husband, who has been living in comfort in Canada for a few years now. However, pretty much the only thing these two have ever had in common is June. And she’s still stuck in Gilead.

“The characters Moira and Luke have always had a love-hate relationship,” Wiley said. “They’re kind of like brother and sister and that only gets highlighted more with them living together in a house. Because of their love for June, and June’s absence, their love has to be sort of directed toward each other, so we see them sort of become even closer. Not in that kind of way though!”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 will be shaped by Offred/June’s (Elisabeth Moss) pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. In the sophomore installment, Offred and others will fight against — or succumb to — the dark truth that “Gilead is within you.”

Also Read: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Star Madeline Brewer Tells Us Janine Pretends Gilead 'Isn't So F--ed Up' (Exclusive Video)

Watch Wiley’s interview with TheWrap above.

Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will premiere with two new episodes on Wednesday, with subsequent episodes released every Wednesday, on Hulu.

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The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss on a Subversive Season 2 and Unwinding With Real Housewives

The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss on a Subversive Season 2 and Unwinding With Real Housewives
The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss unwinds from her days in Gilead dealing with Commander's wives with Real Housewives. The Emmy-winning actress told E! News' Sibley Scoles all about the upcoming season and how she sheds her Offred character after a long day of filming. "I have like three hours from the time I wrap to the time I need to be in bed…I need to get out of my costume, I need to have my cocktail, I need to get home and eat my little dinner by myself, catch up on whatever TV show I'm watching and then I need to get to bed…There's no time for feeling sorry for oneself. I need to get to sleep because I've got to get up early next morning and get to work," Moss...
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'The Handmaid's Tale' Stars Preview "Relentless" Season 2: "It Doesn't Let Up"

Elisabeth Moss makes no apologies about it: when it comes to season two of her Emmy-winning Hulu series, the erstwhile Offred wants to see viewers squirming in their seats.

Literally, that was Moss' goal when she attended the Hollywood premiere of The Handmaid's Tale season two — and consider the mission fully accomplished. A packed audience at the Tcl Chinese Theater watched in stunned silence as the brand new hour of the dystopian drama unfolded, until the stunned silence evolved into vocal discomfort in the final minutes of the episode.

"I don't usually even watch screenings,"...
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‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan Do Chekhov Well, But the Movie Can’t Keep Up — Tribeca

‘The Seagull’ Review: Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan Do Chekhov Well, But the Movie Can’t Keep Up — Tribeca
Great plays are plays for a reason. If something succeeds onstage, it’s usually because it was written for that medium. Of course, if Hollywood can make a blockbuster out of a video game, classic Russian dramas are fair game as well. Unfortunately, although “The Seagull” sports a winning cast, the latest adaptation of the stage classic should have let Anton Chekhov’s writing speak for itself.

The drama unfolds on a Russian country estate, and it involves the intertwining love lives of the actress Irina Arkadina (Annette Bening), her lover and well-known author Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), her lovesick son Konstantin (Billy Howle), and their young neighbor Nina (Saoirse Ronan). Konstantin loves Nina and envies Trigorin’s success, Nina is starstruck and becomes infatuated with Boris, who’s aroused by Nina’s admiration, and Irina is too busy tracking Trigorin’s waning desire to take an interest in her son.
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Tribeca: 'The Seagull' Stars Talk Bringing Chekhov to the Big Screen

Tribeca: 'The Seagull' Stars Talk Bringing Chekhov to the Big Screen
Performing a play by Anton Chekhov usually takes a long rehearsal period, but the cast of the film adaptation of The Seagull, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, just dived right into the material without practice time.

However, some of the cast, which includes Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss and Corey Stoll, gathered to read the play about a year before shooting began. “That was the first time we all came together,” said Ronan, who plays Nina in the film. “So it was something that had been in my head for about a...
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DC mob drama The Kitchen adds Common and James Badge Dale

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema continue to fill out of the cast of the upcoming feature adaptation DC/Vertigo mob drama The Kitchen, with Deadline reporting that Common (Suicide Squad) and James Badge Dale (Only the Brave) have become the latest additions to the project along with Jeremy Bobb (Godless) and Myk Watford (No Country for Old Men).

The Kitchen takes place in 1970s New York and revolves around three mob wives who take over their husbands’ criminal enterprise in Hell’s Kitchen when the men are busted by the FBI. Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) are set to play the three wives, while the cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Brian D’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why).

Common will play FBI agent Gary Silvers, with Dale and Bobb
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First images of Robert Redford in his final film Old Man and the Gun

Fox Searchlight has released two first look images for the upcoming comedy crime drama Old Man and the Gun featuring Robert Redford in his final role alongside Sissy Spacek. Directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story), the film also stars Elisabeth Moss, Casey Affleck, Keith Carradine, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.; take a look here…

“Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.”

Old Man and the Gun is set for release on October 5th.

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The post First images of
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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Superintelligence’ Set for 2019 Holiday Release

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Superintelligence’ Set for 2019 Holiday Release
Warner Bros. will release Melissa McCarthy’s action-comedy “Superintelligence” on Christmas Day 2019.

McCarthy will star in the New Line film, while spouse Ben Falcone will direct. The movie was set up last year with McCarthy and Falcone as producers through their On the Day production company.

The couple has already teamed up on a trio of comedies with “Tammy” (2014), “The Boss” (2016), and the upcoming “Life of the Party,” based on Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back to School.” “Life of the Party” opens on May 11.

McCarthy will play a former corporate executive whose life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world. The movie, written by Steve Mallory, will begin production in July.

McCarthy is one of the stars of New Line’s mob drama “The Kitchen,” alongside Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss,
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Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)

Inside ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Horrifying Season 2 Premiere (Non-Spoiler)
Note: This Party Report does not contain any spoilers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2. If you haven’t yet seen season one, beware.

When we last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred in the final shot of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, she was loading herself into a prisoner transport van, as the opening riffs of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” swelled and the door slammed shut.
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Remote Controlled: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Team on Breaking New Ground in Season 2

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, talks with “The Handmaid’s Tale” team, including star and producer Elisabeth Moss, and executive producers Bruce Miller and Warren Littlefield.

Coming off of an awards season sweep, including Emmys for best drama series and a best actress win for Moss, the Hulu hit returns for Season 2 amid high expectations.

“I think the first thing to do is forget about the first season,” Miller says.
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast, Creator Talk Season 2 in #MeToo Era, Expanding Gilead

Following its debut on Hulu last year, “The Handmaid’s Tale” quickly became a part of the narrative for women’s rights and gender equality. Now, in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the show’s second season is once again drawing comparisons to today’s headlines.

Star Elisabeth Moss told Variety at the “Handmaid’s” premiere on Thursday that the new season is “so much about what it means to resist this year — so much about female empowerment but also women banding together and what happens when you split them apart. I think that’s
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A Quick Reminder of Where Everyone Ends Up in The Handmaid's Tale's Season 1 Finale

Warning: Major spoilers for the end of The Handmaid's Tale's first season below!

Season one of Hulu's tense, terrifying adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, a pitch-perfect ode to Margaret Atwood's 1985 feminist novel of the same name, has officially come to a close. The final episode, "Night," starts out with Offred (Elisabeth Moss) boldly declaring that Gilead "should've never given us uniforms if they didn't want us to be an army," and it doesn't slow down from there. From an uncertain future for June/Offred to satisfying resolutions for some other fan-favorite characters, here are the biggest events that go down in the finale.

Related: The Handmaid's Tale Shows Us Why We Can't Compromise on Reproductive Rights A Final Red Center Flashback

There are flashbacks to Offred's time acclimating to her brutal new life as a handmaid in Gilead's Red Center (where women forced into becoming handmaids are
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Elisabeth Moss Brings ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 To Hollywood

Hulu subscribers have to wait until April 25, but for a select few the streaming service unveiled the first episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” season two Thursday night at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Friday night. And, of course, the handmaid herself, Elisabeth Moss, took center stage.

Before the premiere began series showrunner Bruce Miller and executive producer Warren Littlefield made some short remarks before introducing the cast on hand including Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Emmy-winner Ann Dowd (somehow even better in the new episodes), Emmy-winner Alexis Bledel (who has a larger role on season two), Max Minghella, Samira Wiley Moira and Madeline Brewer, among others (Yvonne Strahovski was under the weather and unable to attend).
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The Handmaid’s Tale: The Spoiler Guide to Season 1

Hulu's adaption of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, has easily become one of the most talked about shows in 2017 - and for good reason. The idea that one day women are stripped of all their rights, separated from their families, and forced to bear children for wealthy Commanders and their barren wives is a pretty terrifying reality. Throw in a few Tinder and Uber references, and it feels all too real. The show follows a handmaid named Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and flashes back and forth between life before the government falls and what happens when she decides it's time to fight back and join the resistance. Let this serve as your guide to season one, since the season two premiere is basically upon us - spoilers follow!

1. Life Before the Republic of Gilead

Before she is captured and renamed Offred, June is a wife and a mother.
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How the Chilling Epilogue of The Handmaid's Tale Foreshadows Season 2

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Warning: Spoilers for the end of the Handmaid's Tale book below!

Many intriguing tidbits about The Handmaid's Tale's second season have been confirmed, but how the book ends opens the floodgates as to what more we can expect from future episodes. Having just read (and then reread) the chilling epilogue from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, I'm practically bursting with anticipation as to how the show's writers will spin the drama.

While the biggest plot points from the book have already played out in season one, what happens in the epilogue has yet to appear in the show. If the show stays true to its source material, here's what plot developments might occur in season two (and possibly beyond).

Gilead Expands Its Influence

According to the epilogue, Gilead redraws the map of the world, especially in the North American hemisphere. We know Gilead is planning on trading handmaids in Mexico,
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Everything We Know About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2

Everything We Know About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2
When audiences last saw Elisabeth Moss’ Offred — aka June — in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she was being taken away from the Commander’s home in the back of a van in the Season 1 finale, her future unclear. While she questioned if she could trust Nick (Max Minghella), Moira (Samira Wiley) successfully escaped to Canada and the handmaids refused to punish Janine (Madeline Brewer) for attempting suicide.

Ahead of the show’s second season premiere April 25 on Hulu, here’s everything we know about the new season of the hit drama so far from “Handmaid’s Tale” trailer, first-look images, and early interviews.
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Michael Zegen on How He Keeps His Composure on the ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Set

Michael Zegen on How He Keeps His Composure on the ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Set
Michael Zegen just began filming the second season of the Golden Globe-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” in which he plays Midge’s husband, Joel. But he also has a big-screen appearance on the docket, playing Mikhail in a star-studded adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

The Jewish family dynamic is a major theme in “Mrs. Maisel.” How does coming from one yourself inform how you approach those scenes?

It’s certainly something that I understand and something I connect with, so that was part of the reason why I wanted the show so badly — I knew that world. It
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Michael Zegen on How He Keeps His Composure on the ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Set

Michael Zegen on How He Keeps His Composure on the ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Set
Michael Zegen just began filming the second season of the Golden Globe-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” in which he plays Midge’s husband, Joel. But he also has a big-screen appearance on the docket, playing Mikhail in a star-studded adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

The Jewish family dynamic is a major theme in “Mrs. Maisel.” How does coming from one yourself inform how you approach those scenes?

It’s certainly something that I understand and something I connect with, so that was part of the reason why I wanted the show so badly — I knew that world. It’s not something I want to get typecast with. I’d like to branch out a little bit, but when it’s something this good, it really doesn’t matter.

How do you keep your composure during serious scenes while Rachel Brosnahan throws funny one-liners?

The whole environment is funny.
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Common Circles, James Badge Dale Set To Join Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish In ‘The Kitchen’

Common Circles, James Badge Dale Set To Join Melissa McCarthy & Tiffany Haddish In ‘The Kitchen’
Exclusive: Common is in advanced negotiations and James Badge Dale has closed his deal to join Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss in New Line’s film adaptation of The Kitchen, based on the DC/Vertigo female-led crime comic book series. Jeremy Bobb and Myk Watford (Darkness Rising) have also been cast in this film, written and directed by first-time helm Andrea Berloff. Set in New York City's Hell's Kitchen
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The Handmaid's Tale: Major Details You Should Remember From Season 1

As a series, The Handmaid's Tale has taken us all by surprise since the imagined totalitarian theocracy of Gilead brings up issues so close to our own in the real world. In this dystopian society, women are disenfranchised and forced to bear children for the ruling class. Suffice to say, we can no longer imagine Joseph Fiennes as struggling playwright William Shakespeare or Elisabeth Moss as sassy copywriter Peggy Olson.

The hit drama recently swept the floors at the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes, elevating Hulu's status as a formidable streaming service. Now, the series is expanding beyond the universe defined by Margaret Atwood's groundbreaking novel.

While we wait for the second season to finally come out, here's a quick refresher course on what happens to everybody by the end of the season one finale!
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