The Handmaid's Tale star speaks out after filming halted over coronavirus: 'I was particularly excited about this season' - EpicNews

Francesca Shillcock

It was just lately revealed that filming for TV drama The Handmaid’s Tale had been halted over the coronavirus pandemic, and now one among its stars has spoken out on the information. O-T Fagbenle, who performs Luke Bankole within the present, was showing on Thursday’s This Morning discussing the change in schedule with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield when he defined that filming for season 4 had solely simply begun.

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WATCH: O-T Fagbenle speaks out on cancellation of The Handmaid’s Tale

“We had just kind of cracked it open,” the actor defined, including: “I mean, pre-production starts quite a long time before, [but] I was particularly excited about this season because Elizabeth Moss, the star of the show, was going to do some directing on it and we had just started doing our first scenes with her, and she was extraordinary.” O-T, 39, continued: “But they’re looking after the safety of the cast and crew.”

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O-T performs Luke Benkole within the drama

The actor, who can be recognized for his work in television present The Five and is because of seem in upcoming marvel movie Black Widow, additionally gave some fascinating perception into the fourth sequence which followers can sit up for when it will definitely returns. “It’s weird because you’re always like ‘come on Elizabeth, go on [get] Gilead’ and it can just be the same thing over and over again and I wasn’t sure what you do from season to season to season,” he defined, including: “And [so the writers] came up with some ideas for this season, where I was like ‘you going to do this?! Ok, are you sure? Alright cool!'”

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The vastly in style Hulu authentic TV drama, which relies on the Margaret Atwood novel, is usually filmed abroad in Canada, which has since been put into lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. It is without doubt one of the newest in a string of television exhibits and movies which have needed to put manufacturing and filming on maintain over the worldwide pandemic.

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