Ann Dowd on The Handmaid's Tale and her advice to June | theSkimm

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Blessed be the fruit

Of the loom? 

Not that kind. We sat down with Ann Dowd, star of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” to text about the iconic catchphrase from her hit series. She also shared secrets from set and her unexpected morning routine. 

Aunt Lydia is everything.

We know. She also has some thoughts on this season. She thinks June should end up with Luke, and the Waterfords should call it quits. But when it comes to love, her character Aunt Lydia should give it another chance. 

What about when she’s not terrorizing the handmaids on set?

She’s sitting with them in-between takes, or reading her favorite book “Catcher in the Rye.” 


Watch to see how different she is from Aunt Lydia, and why she loves working with Elisabeth Moss.