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Bradley Whitford tells shocking ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ role and why the ‘West Wing’ is having a ‘revival’

Bradley Whitford appeared in the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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LOS ANGELES – Bradley Whitford know there are fans who are still reeling from the season finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Hulu series wrapped its second season on July 11, and Whitford, who appeared in two episodes, was just as enthusiastic with the conclusion of the season, if fans were.

“I’m the biggest fan there could be. I think what the women are doing on that show is a generation of achievement in acting. I can’t believe how good they are. So for me to get the opportunity to go, I felt as if I were a guest shot on ‘The Godfather’ or something,” he told the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour.

He added of his character, Commander Lawrence, “I was especially pleased when I realized how complicated this man is.”

Whitford acknowledges that the show has drawn intense reaction from the viewers. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a dystopian drama based on the book by the same name.

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— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) July 10, 2018

“It was exciting for me….. There is a lot of passion about the choices that [main character Elisabeth Moss] made, and it is mostly just a proof of the strength of the show and what it’s hitting people, and how it resonate with the people.

“I find it hard to talk about how brilliant I think it is. I’m not kidding when I say I can’t believe I’m on. I mean, it’s unbelievable.”

These days, in addition to want to discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Whitford the fans are eager to talk with him about other famous series he took part in: “The West Wing.”

He said fans are eager to reflect on the show now that President Trump is in the White House.

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— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) March 8, 2018

“They talk about it a lot now,” he said of the fans. “There was definitely a kind of revival, because I think that they find it pleasant. I used to laugh and scoff at the idea of each of us actually working in the White House, but after this [election], I have not to laugh and ridicule more.”

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