New ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ TV chronicle ‘not a feminist story,’ says the star

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NEW YORK The expel of a new instrumentation of dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” insisted on Friday they did not set out to make a feminist statement, though some hoped a TV uncover would enthuse viewers to take domestic action.

The arriving Hulu TV series, formed on Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s dour mural of a total nearby destiny where women are forced into passionate servitude, is seen as carrying new aptitude during a time when many American women feel their reproductive rights are underneath threat.

However, author Bruce Miller and star Elisabeth Moss pronounced they were primarily drawn to a formidable characters and book rather than a wider informative issues.

“For me, it’s not a feminist story. It is a tellurian story since women’s rights are tellurian rights,” Moss told a row during a Tribeca film festival, where a 10-part array was launched.

“I never proceed anything with any arrange of domestic agenda. we proceed it from a really tellurian place,” pronounced Moss, best famous for personification Peggy Olson in a strike TV array “Mad Men.”

First published in 1985, “The Handmaid’s Tale” imagines a U.S. multitude where women are banned to read, can't control income and everybody spies on any other. Pollution has also caused widespread infertility and a timorous population.

Joseph Fiennes, who plays Offred’s master, Commander Waterford, said: “For me, it was a writing, not politics.”

Miller pronounced work on a uncover initial started 18 months ago – prolonged before Hillary Clinton mislaid her bid to turn a initial lady in a White House and Donald Trump was inaugurated U.S. President, call an estimated 3 million Americans to take partial in women’s criticism marches a day after his inauguration.

Actress Ann Dowd, whose vicious Aunt Lydia controls rebel handmaids with cattle prods and protocol humiliation, pronounced she hoped a array would glow adult viewers to take to a streets to urge women’s rights.

“I wish it has a large outcome on people. we wish they picket a White House … we consider we should never blink a energy of morons,” Dowd said.

Executive writer Warren Littlefield pronounced he hoped audiences would take to heart a difference spoken by Offred – “Don’t be sorry. Do something” – as she fights to tarry and overturn a system.

“That’s a summary we wish to lift out to a world. It’s ‘do something’,” he said.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” starts on Hulu on Apr 26.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Paul Tait)

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