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WINA – Elisabeth Moss sneakily tried on her “The Handmaid’s Tale” bonnet before it was officially approved for the show.
Costume designer Ane Crabtree, who was nominated for an Emmy and won a Costume Designers Guild Award for her work on the series, was initially tasked with creating headscarves for Elisabeth to wear as handmaid Offred so her face wasn’t covered.
In Margaret Atwood’s book, which the show is based on, the handmaids wear “white wings” so they can only see what’s directly in front of them, and so Ane set about trying to recreate this.
“(With the scarves) it just felt like any old TV show and I just quietly, without getting approval, made five bonnets, took them to Lizzie (Moss) for our first fitting and I said, ‘I’m going to film you with my iPhone turning your face to the camera’,” Ane recalled, reports Variety.
“And because she’s Lizzie and she’s magic incarnate, it was the right thing. It was spooky.”
Ane was talking at “The Handmaid’s Tale” panel at the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 Produced By Conference over the weekend, June 9th-10th, 2018.
Showrunner Bruce Miller was also part of the panel, and explained how Elisabeth, who is also a producer, and co-star Alexis Bledel couldn’t hear each other at first because of the bonnets, and also kept hitting the camera.
“But they really learned how to use the wardrobe for dramatic purposes and I think it’s one of the things that are best in the show,” he added.
Ane also shared how Bruce wanted the cloaked costumes to appear as normal and everyday as T-shirt and jeans.
“I was up for the challenge but it was really the thing that kept me up at night. How can that be normal, sincerely?” she said. “So it’s been a very interesting journey as an artist to go through that… and to have other women take it and make it something greater is huge, politically and emotionally, and all those great things.”
On Friday 20, Elisabeth Moss stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for interview. During the interview, Elisabeth has redeemed herself and proven that she knows how to twerk!
The 35-year-old The Handmaid’s Tale actress made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014 and had to twerk during a game of Head’s Up, but did the totally wrong dance.
During an appearance on the Friday (April 20) episode, Ellen brought up the moment from four years ago
“What is that? It’s not anything. It’s not a dance of any kind. I think I misunderstood what twerking was which was so embarrassing. I got made so much fun of by my friends for that, by the way, for not knowing what twerking was,” Elisabeth said.
Friday’s show also saw Moss open up about being stopped at airport security after winning a Golden Globe earlier this year.
She said as an image flashed up on the screen, “That’s my Golden Globe, which they didn’t provide me with a box for, so I just wrapped it in something and put it in my backpack.”
“Normally when you go through TSA you’re super annoyed when they stop you, this time I was like ‘sure, no problem.‘”
Moss later admitted she’s a “champion napper” as DeGeneres questioned how she could handle such tough scenes while filming “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
The actress revealed, “I’m very, very good at it [napping]. I do it at lunch, for like 15 years I’ve done it at lunch. There are specific requirements, I literally put myself down like a baby.”
Do you want to join Elisabeth Moss on the Set of The Handmaid’s Tale? Lizzie and online fundraising platform Omaze have teamed up to give one lucky fan the chance to win a trip to the set of the hit Hulu show, meet the cast and watch them film scenes for season 2 — and all you have to do to enter is donate $10 to Planned Parenthood through the United We Plan campaign.
“Hi, Elizabeth Moss here, and I want you to spend a day with me in Gilead — wait, hold on, don’t go! Just let me explain,” Moss says in a video about the contest on her Instagram.
“I know Gilead can look a little intense on the show, but don’t worry, this experience will be nothing like that,” she continued, referencing the dystopian nightmare premise of the show. “We’re not gonna tear you away from your loved ones or kidnap you in the dead of the night, just free flights and a nice hotel for you and a friend. A consenting friend.”
“So click the link or go omaze.com/handmaid and enter right now for your chance to spend a day with me on set. Best of all, every donation benefits Planned Parenthood through the United We Plan campaign. They’re an amazing organization and they need our help more than ever,” the Mad Men actress added. “Until then, under his eye.”
If you want even more chances to win, Omaze has you covered — all you have to do is donate more money to Planned Parenthood through the campaign.
If you donate $2,000, they’ll even throw in a signed copy of The Handmaid’s Tale poster. And for $2,500, you can get a copy of the book signed by Margaret Atwood.
Watch the video below:
Last night, Elisabeth won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Handmaid’s Tale. The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards happened at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Watch her acceptance speech below: