Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale is currently underway, with the first three episodes of the season available for viewing on Hulu. While June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) have always had a complex relationship, their dynamic is taken to new heights in the show’s fifth season. In an interview with Metacritic, Moss called Serena Joy and June “the most complicated relationship on the show”.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]
Elisabeth Moss thinks June and Serena Joy have a “complicated relationship” in “The Handmaid’s Tale”
As with most seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale, the show’s fifth season begins with June and Serena Joy once again at odds. Although they often clash, both June and Serena Joy have a complex understanding of each other.
In an interview with Metacritic, Moss expanded the relationship.
“There is only one other person who knows what June went through in Gilead. They have a bond June doesn’t have with anyone else and Serena doesn’t have with anyone else, ”Moss said. “I’m the heroine and the villain of the show. They are the most complicated relationship on the show ”.
The actor continued: “I think Season 5 takes us to a really, really interesting and interesting place because, for me, we’re saying to the audience, ‘Oh, it was always them.'”
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Serena Joy is afraid of June at the beginning of the fifth season
At the end of season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale, June killed Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes), husband of Serena Joy. Serena Joy doesn’t find out until the fifth season premiere.
“I think she’s absolutely terrified when she finds out June was the one [who killed her husband]”Strahovski told Metacritic. “I think anything is possible at that point, and since Serena finally has the one thing she has wanted all this time, which is a child of her own growing up inside her, the fact that June can kill Fred means that she could. kill the little one and Serena.
He added: “So, the stakes are incredibly high and you have so much to lose.”
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June and Serena Joy react to fear differently in “The Handmaid’s Tale”
While June and Serena Joy have some similarities, series showrunner Burce Miller thinks the two characters have different responses to fear. These differences appear in the first episodes of the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale.
“They don’t like being scared, so if they have a way to get out of it, they do. The way Serena reacts is by trying to draw a whole country around her to protect her from June, but June can’t live the life she did before, where she’s waiting for them to come and get her, ”Miller told Metacritic.
New episodes of the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres every Wednesday on Hulu at midnight ET.
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