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Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ cameo surprises fans

Oprah Winfrey made a voice cameo on this week’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Oprah Winfrey surprised, “The Handmaid’s Tale” viewers after making a brief voice cameo on the Emmy Award-winning Hulu series.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM ‘THE HANDSMAID’S TALE”

The episode, entitled “Holly”, followed the show’s protagonist Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss, as she tried to survive in a house in the middle of nowhere. Offred, who was pregnant, had difficulty to decide whether to escape Gilead, the theocratic regime that previously the US, after the arrival on a working car. Then she turned on the car, a familiar voice playing on the radio.

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Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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“The U.s. government in Anchorage to receive the promises of economic aid from India and China,” Winfrey, who played the role of a radio host, was heard to say. “In the United Kingdom, additional sanctions on Gilead were announced, as well as plans for the increase of the cap on the American refugees to relocate in Canada.”

Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” played in the background when Winfrey concluded her broadcast.

“Now, a tune to remind anyone who is listening — American patriot, or Gilead, the traitor — that we are still here. Stars and stripes forever, baby,” she said.

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Bruce Miller, the show’s creator, said he heard Winfrey was a fan of the show” and asked her to do a cameo.

“We heard Oprah was a fan of the show, and had an idea for a story, and thought, wouldn’t it be great if … So we asked and she said yes, and it was a wonderful, simple process,” Miller told The Hollywood Reporter. “The radio segment took she was inspired by the free radio of the Allies from the second world War. It was an absolute honor to Oprah to see on the show, and especially exciting as she was the one who presents us with the Emmy last year.”

It is unclear whether Winfrey will reprise her radio role on the drama series in the future.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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