Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale cameo is literally a slap in the face
The author’s few seconds onscreen with Elisabeth Moss aren’t in focus, but they’re impossible to miss.
You might miss Margaret Atwood's cameo in The Handmaid's Tale if you don't know what she looks like, but you'll hear it: her few seconds onscreen show her slapping Elisabeth Moss across the face.
Offred, The Handmaid's Tale's narrator from Atwood's 1985 novel who is played by Moss, is sitting in a circle with other handmaids-in-training during the cameo scene, in which she's too stunned to follow a command. Atwood, playing an aunt — a trainer and monitor of handmaids — comes up behind Offred, never in focus, and slaps her into compliance.
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