The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss is featured in the June 2018 issue of Marie Claire UK.
“I’ve always considered myself a feminist. But, like a lot of women of my generation, I didn’t think we had to fight for it. I took so much for granted,” Elisabeth Moss shakes her head, in regret at her -at all our-folly. “We’ve had to take ownership of feminism in a way that we didn’t know we’d have to, and that’s changed me.”
Motherhood is, Moss reveals, an important theme of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred is pregnant, “but she is having a baby, in this world that she may not want to bring it into,” she says. Does she see children on the horizon in her own life? “I do want to be a mother,” she says. “It’s not for everybody, I didn’t know if it was going to be for me, but lately, I think it is.”
As soon as Moss wraps filming on The Handmaid’s Tale, she’ll go straight into production on two films back-to-back. First up is Her Smell, Moss plays Becky Something, the lead singer of a successful all-girl punk rock band. Then she’ll star alongside Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy in The Kitchen, to be filmed in New York. “I’m going to be in my apartment,” she says. “I might actually buy a rug! And be there when it’s delivered.”
The Handmaid’s Tale airs Wednesdays on Hulu.
Photography: Camilla Armbrust / Styling: Jayne Pickering / Hair: Tommy Buckett / Makeup: Daniel Martin / Nails: Casey Herman