The Handmaid’s Tale star Alexis Bledel announces exit ahead of season 5: ‘I had to step away’

Alexis Bledel has confirmed that she will not be appearing on The Handmaid’s Tale when season 5 airs in the next few months.

Its TV version of the novel by Margaret Attwood premiered on the air in 2017, and it has since won an array of Emmy Awards and more ever since.

However, one character that is featured in the show that stars Elizabeth Moss in the main role of June Osborne, won’t be featured in the forthcoming fifth season that began filming in the spring of this year.

Alexis who has appeared in the role of Emily Malek aka Ofglen for the last four seasons, announced that she was leaving the dystopian show.

After much consideration I decided that I needed to leave The Handmaid’s Tale at this moment,’ she said in an interview with.

The fans saw Emily was promoted to her regular role in the second season, and she moved into the spotlight of the show.

She also told Variety”I will forever be thankful to the show’s director Bruce Miller for writing such authentic and meaningful scenes for Emily and also for Hulu, MGM, the crew and cast for their assistance.’

But, she didn’t give a reason as to that led her to quit after four seasons.

For her performance in The Handmaid’s Tale, she was awarded Four Primetime Emmy Award nominations winning the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in the Drama Series.

She also has received the award for three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for the Best Ensemble Cast in Drama Series.

The fans will recognize Alexis from her character as the main protagonist Rory Gilmore in the long-running American show, Gilmore Girls.

She reprised her character on The A Year in the Life spin-off, which was a hit on Netflix in the year 2016.

The streaming platform Hulu continued to air the show in December 2020 prior to Season 4’s premiere.

In a statement on what’s next for The Handmaid’s Tale, showrunner Bruce Miller previously said he is unsure whether season five will be the final season.

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