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Bradley Whitford, while known for his roles in films such as Get Out, Billy Madison, The Post and Saving Mr. Banks, is no stranger to the television industry. Indeed, one could argue that his biggest and most well-known role was playing Josh Lyman in Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed show The West Wing. Now, Bradley Whitford has a role in The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s flagship television show.
The Handmaid’s Tale
In an interview with Variety, Bradley Whitford discussed what it was like to be a part of this TV show:
“It is obviously one of the most emotionally brutal shows that has ever been made, and it is truly the sweetest, kindest set you’ve ever been on, which I think enhances the work. But it is quite a contrast once they say action.”
“It’s an amazing character. You get these characters once in a while where there are several things going on simultaneously— several contradictory and dangerous things.”
“What Lizzie, and Yvonne [Strahovski], and Alexis, and what everyone is doing on that show is a generational achievement in storytelling. I’ve done this enough that you can see it’s a wonderfully creative atmosphere because everybody’s blood is flowing and there are great performances across the board. I could see from the outside that creatively everyone is at their best. When you see a situation like that you want to get in there. And I’m telling you it’s everything.”
“It’s certainly [ironic to film in Canada]. I can tell you people in Canada are pretty bewildered as to why we have a president as contemptuous towards someone like Justin Trudeau but [who] is hot for dictators all over the world. As an American you’re certainly a little self-conscious of it. The show hits something for me culturally and politically.”
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