Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale took the Emmy world by surprise when it premiered in late April. It stormed into the race with its expertly directed and acted take on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. Star Yvonne Strahovski made a strong impression early in the series. However, Emmy watchers raved about her breakout episode in this week’s “A Woman’s Place.” There, the series further explored the tumultuous relationship between Strahovski’s Serena Joy and her husband, Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). The episode offered an extended look at life before the series’s cataclysmic revolution. Strahovski’s performance in “A Woman’s Place” ranks among the best we’ve seen all year as she draws fascinating contrasts in this complex woman.
Yvonne Strahovski joins this special edition of the Water Cooler Podcast to chat about her series performance. We discuss how she connected with the dark material. She explains what dominates Serena’s emotions in Gilead. She also shares her thoughts on how Gilead changed Serena.
Join us at the Water Cooler with The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Yvonne Strahovski.