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In The Handmaid’s Tale, Madeline Brewer plays one of the show’s most beloved characters, Janine. Known for her tragic storyline, Janine is a Handmaid in Gilead who always finds herself in dangerous situations. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Brewer shared some details about what fans can expect from Janine in season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]

Janine in season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu
Madeline Brewer in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Janine will be ‘a cat with nine lives’ in season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Throughout The Handmaid’s Tale, Janine has always been in harrowing situations. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Brewer admitted that Janine will still be in danger in the fifth season.

“As per usual, Janine is a cat with nine lives,” Brewer told Entertainment Weekly. “And if you’ve been watching the show, you know she used up several of them already. And I’m going to just say this season is no exception to that.”

Brewer also revealed that fans will “see a side of Janine this season that we haven’t seen before.”

Season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is ‘wild’

In the Entertainment Weekly interview, Brewer also revealed that season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale is “a little wild.”

“The word wild is in my brain. It’s wild. It’s a little wild. I truly don’t know how to describe it… I mean, we’re so much out of Gilead. And everyone is experiencing things that they have not yet experienced. Everyone’s going through a transformative period,” Brewer shared.

She continued, “You know, everybody’s experiencing their Saturn return, okay? Right now all of these characters, their Saturn is returning.”


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Elisabeth Moss confirmed the new season ‘is big’

Brewer is not the only actor hyping up the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. In a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Elisabeth Moss revealed even more details about the fifth season.

“It’s going really well, we’re halfway through,” Moss said on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I will say that it’s a very big season. We’ve been on location a lot. We’ve been in studio very little, which for us means that it’s very big. And we’re just constantly on the road, a lot of locations.”

In The Handmaid’s Tale, Moss plays June Osborne, the show’s main character. Moss is also a producer and director on the show. This gives Moss even more insight into what is to come.

“June’s journey is big, the other characters’ journeys are very big,” Moss said on The Drew Barrymore Show.

She continued, “And June’s dealing with, ‘What does freedom actually mean?’ And can she really be free? And ‘What does that mean?’ And ‘Where do I place my anger?’”

The first four seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale are available to stream on Hulu.