The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale is, by all accounts, confronting.
The violence and realistic horror in this gritty adaption of Margaret Atwood’s vision of a dystopian future have been stepped up a notch.
But the show’s starring actress, Elisabeth Moss, isn’t sympathetic to those who switch off because they find the drama “too scary”.
In an interview with The Guardian the Golden Globe winner didn’t hold back.
“I hate hearing that someone couldn’t watch it because it was too scary,” she told reporter Jane Mulkerrins.
Just watching the trailer almost gives us nightmares. Post continues.
Moss said it has nothing to do with the fact she stars and produces the show, but because of its parallels with a real-life United States where President Donald Trump wants to arm teachers and strip back women’s abortion rights.
“Not because I care about whether or not they watch my TV show, I don’t give a shit,” she said.
“But I’m like, ‘Really? You don’t have the balls to watch a TV show?’
“This is happening in your real life. Wake up, people. Wake up.”
On the Mamamia Out Loud podcast, Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens and Holly Wainwright weren’t so sure that The Handmaid’s Tale season two was must-watch viewing.