Meghan Overdeep
Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:15 am

Praise be!

Congratulations are in order for Alexis Bledel. On Sunday, the actress nabbed an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" for her turn as Ofglen in The Handmaid's Tale at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Bledel's guest-starring performance in the dystopian Hulu series was so well-received that she's slated to return as a regular in the show's second season with a storyline not included in Margaret Atwood's book.

"It's really an incredible thing when we are sparking conversation, and it's thought-provoking to stand out in this way," Bledel, 35, told Deadline, referring to the show's parallels to America's current political climate.

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As for how playing Ofglen has impacted her personally: "I certainly have been listening a lot and have been really engaged in the exchange, and I love that my character is so strong in the face of so much adversity," she added. "I just can't wait to get back to work and play her again."

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Congrats again on the well-deserved win, Alexis!

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