Season 5 of The story of the maid premiered on Hulu on September 14. Much of the 5th season of The story of the maid focuses on the complicated relationship between June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski). In a recent interview with Metacritic, Moss revealed that she and Strahovski call June and Serena Joy “Juliet and Juliet.”
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Actors Think June And Serena Joy Are ‘Juliet And Juliet’
through The story of the maid, June and Serena Joy had a complicated relationship. In Margaret Atwood’s original novel of the same name, Serena Joy was much older than June. However, Strahovski’s character on the show predates June to add another layer to her dynamic.
This change, along with June and Serena’s strong personalities, suggests that the two would have been friends in another life. The first seasons of The story of the maid showed how Serena Joy was June’s captor in Gilead and created a traumatic and unequal power dynamic.
Still, the relationship is portrayed as nuanced, and the two developed a toxic intimacy and understanding for one another.
“Their whole relationship was a trauma bondage,” showrunner Bruce Miller told Metacritic.
Moss also revealed that she and Straohvski compare June and Serena to Romeo and Juliet from the famous Shakespeare play, saying, “Yvonne and I call them Juliet and Juliet.”
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Elisabeth Moss thinks June and Serena have a “bond” in The Handmaid’s Tale
Speaking to Metacritic, Moss explained why June and Serena have a unique connection on the show.
“There is only one other person who knows what June experienced in Gilead. They have a bond that June has with no one else and that Serena has with no one else,” Moss shared. “You are the heroine and the villain of the show. They’re the most complicated relationship on the show.”
She continued, “I think Season 5 takes us to a really, really cool, interesting place because for me, we’re like, ‘Oh, they were like that to the audience all along.'”
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What Happens At The Beginning Of Season Five Of The Handmaid’s Tale
So far, the first two episodes of the 5th season of The story of the maid can be seen on Hulu. In the first episode, Serena Joy learns that June murdered her husband, Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
“I think she’s just terrified when she finds out June was the one [who killed her husband]’ Strahovski told Metacritic. “I think anything is possible at this point, and given that Serena finally has what she’s wanted all along, which is a baby of her own growing inside her, the fact that June could kill Fred, that she could kill Fred Baby and Serena.”
The actor added, “So the stakes are incredibly high and she just has so much to lose.”
New episodes of the 5th season of The story of the maid Premieres every Wednesday on Hulu at midnight ET.
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