Elisabeth Moss Says Scientology Hasn't Impacted Her Success in Hollywood

Carla Harmon
September 21, 2017

First, she stuck it to the well-suited bros of the advertising world in Mad Men.

The same day that Elisabeth Moss took home an Emmy Award for her work in The Handmaid's Tale, the actress appeared on Today, where she talked about her career, her early days as a performer, and, very briefly, her faith. The film follows Jane, played by Moss, a married woman who faces an unplanned pregnancy and discovers the secret network that helps women illegally abort their unborn babies.


As Variety tells us, "Call Jane" will follow the real-life Jane Collective, a Chicago-based word-of-mouth service and clinic also know as the Abortion Counseling Service of Women's Liberation. Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) will produce. They also reveal a sense of timeliness in a political climate that seeks to control women's choices.

Moss has been busy lately, promoting the hell out of both The Handmaid's Tale and Top of the Lake: China Girl.


Moss' stylist Karla Welch Instagrammed a close-up shot of the bottom of Moss' Olgana Paris heels that showed the word "off" written in cursive on one of the soles. Welch captioned the photo, "You'll have to guess what the other says ... our note to the patriarchy #teamresistance".

Speaking after her win, she said it was important for stories to be led by and made by women.


"It's always a surprise", she said. So I actually talked to Margaret Atwood"-as one does-"about it and tried to get her to answer it for me". When they discussed design options with the designer Welch says: "We wanted it to feel modern and fantastic, and so we did not want to wear a floor-length gown", she tells PEOPLE. And because I'm a woman, that's considered slightly unusual.

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