Ann Dowd has been playing The Handmaid’s Tale’s complex and terrifying Aunt Lydia for four seasons now, and it sounds like there will be plenty more of her character in the future.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dowd shares her thoughts on what we can expect from Aunt Lydia in Season 5, and also in The Testaments, an upcoming Hulu show based on writer Margaret Atwood’s sequel to her classic dystopian book, The Handmaid’s Tale.
After the shocking end of Season 4 of the Hulu series, Aunt Lydia finds herself back in control of the Red Center, overseeing Gilead’s remaining handmaids. She got there by aligning with Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford), and Dowd says that as her character heads into the next season, “there are a lot of ways that Lydia is shifting and they’re powerful.”
How powerful exactly? Dowd, who won a 2018 Emmy for her portrayal of Lydia, doesn’t go into details, but she does …