Sign in. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual.
Capturing the humanity of a woman complicit in the subjugation of her gender under an oppressive regime was an opportunity to make the role her own. The series paints Serena as a more complex character as compared to the book. Was that something that attracted you to the role?
Here we discuss. I have to say, I was taken aback by just how, well, sexy, I found the final moments of this episode. Rather I was surprised by how eroticism centered on female pleasure had been introduced into a story that had been so focused on violence against women.
When Fiennes isn't on screen acting as an evil commander in the fictitious totalitarian society of Gilead, where fertile women are forced into sexual servitude, he is living his best life as a traveler, foodie and, most important, a husband and dad. Fiennes said he would love to get an audience to understand that he and the commander are two very different people. In fact, they couldn't be more opposite, he insists.
Joseph Fiennes is preparing to seduce his brother's lover, Francesca Annis, on a nightly basis. But it won't go any further than a kiss, he tells Nigel Farndale. It is, perhaps, a measure of Joseph Fiennes' dexterity as an actor that he somehow manages to be uninteresting about the inherently interesting subject of kissing Francesca Annis.
By Rory Tingle For Mailonline. He won thousands of swooning admirers with his dashing looks on hit show Shakespeare In Love. But with his latest role Joseph Fiennes has embarked on far grittier territory, playing a brutal rapist in a controversial scene in US dysopian drama The Handmaid's Tale.
THE Handmaid's Tale left viewers terrified with its first episode tonight. The new Channel 4 series is an adaptation of the highly acclaimed Margaret Atwood novel and stars Elisabeth Moss. The three took part in one of the most infamous scenes from the book during the first episode, the sex ritual which sees the Commander have sex with Offred, while she lies on an infertile Serena's lap.
Joseph Fiennes has revealed he refused to perform a scene in The Handmaid's Tale season two. British actor Fiennes has had his fair share of controversial scenes to act out as Commander Fred Waterford in the Hulu award-winner, but he drew the line with one particularly harrowing scene written for his character in the episode which saw him travel from Gilead to Canada. Fiennes earned an Emmy nomination for his performance as Waterford alongside much of the show's ensemble including Strahovski, Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Alexis Biedel.