Elisabeth Moss, Badass Boss

Handmaid’s Tale Star Ignites the Big Screen

The Kitchen stars Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy

BY: Claire Connors

Good news! We’re going to be seeing a lot more of Elisabeth Moss in 2019. First up, is the return of our favorite dystopian nightmare of a TV series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Although Hulu hasn’t given us a specific date, it’s likely to happen in April or May, as it seems every spring a new season of the show dawns with even more horrors against women than the one before.

So far we know that Offred (Moss) has given up her dream to escape Gilead with Nicole, her newborn daughter, and has decided to return to hell to try and save her eldest daughter from the patriarchal society. A lot of our old faves are back, including sexy baby daddy, Nick (Max Minghella), the increasingly sympathetic Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) and her increasingly loath-worthy husband Fred (Joseph Fiennes), and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), she’s alive (!) and even more hellbent on making her “girls” suffer.

New to the cast this year are Christopher Meloni (so good in OZ and SVU) and Elizabeth Reaser (the head mama in the Twilight franchise), playing a mysterious couple who befriend Fred and Serena Joy.

Speaking of mysteries, Moss will also be costarring in the most anticipated movie of 2019, Jordan Peele’s Us, the follow up to his incredibly popular thriller, Get Out. We don’t know much about the movie—Peele likes to keep his movie themes close to the vest—but Moss plays Mrs. Tyler, a family friend caught up in the alien home invasion of the Wilsons, played by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

Moss’s thriller streak continues with Shirley, about a horror writer and her husband (Michael Stuhlbarg) who find terrifying inspiration through a young couple they invite to stay with them. Just don’t drink the tea, kids!

Finally, we are most excited about Moss’s fall project, The Kitchen. Much like the sadly overlooked feminist gangster film, Widows, this movie centers around the wives of some Hell’s Kitchen mobsters who take over their husbands’ business dealings while they do time in Sing-Sing. Costarring Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, this crime drama promises action, revenge, and maybe even a little romance for Moss with her ginger costar, Domhnall Gleeson.

The Handmaid’s Tale is on Hulu this spring, Us debuts March 21st, Shirley doesn’t have a release date yet, and The Kitchen opens September 20th.

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