Emily Is Leaving Gilead Forever: Alexis Bledel has announced she is leaving the Hulu drama The story of the maid before the upcoming season 5.
“After much thought, I felt I had to take a step back The story of the maid at this point,” Bledel said in a statement to our sister site diversity. “I am forever grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support.”
Bledel has since collaborated with Elisabeth Moss The story of the maid debuted on Hulu in 2017; she plays Emily, aka Ofglen, a fellow maid trapped in Gilead with Moss’ June/Offred. Emily was caught having an affair with a woman and was surgically mutilated in Season 1; She was sent to the colonies in Season 2, but eventually fled Gilead for the safe haven of Canada. She and June reunited there in Season 4.
Bledel has received four Emmy nominations for her role as Emily The story of the maidwon the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama. Before that, she was best known for playing Lorelai’s smart daughter, Rory Gilmore, on the WB/CW dramedy Gilmore Girls; She reprized the role for Netflix’s 2016 revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
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