June 19, 2021  •  Leave a Reply

Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”) sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors.

When Gillian Anderson and Elisabeth Moss met virtually to talk about their respective roles as Margaret Thatcher on Netflix’s “The Crown” and June Osborne on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” they discussed the benefits of being on long-running television shows, directing and characters they’d like to play again. Anderson detailed how she’d built Thatcher from the inside out, and Moss mused about how “Handmaid’s” might feel different in the Biden era.

And they discovered that they both had come of age as young actors — and young women — between the ages of 23 and 32 on “The X-Files” (Anderson) and “Mad Men” (Moss), and were delighted by the coincidence.