‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Christine Ko Talks Mayday’s Role in Season 5

Christine Ko, Samira Wiley, and Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale Season 5. June, Moira, and Lily look at a wall of photos in a Mayday outpost.
Samira Wiley as Moira, Elisabeth Moss as June, Christine Ko as Lily in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Moira and June find a Mayday outpost in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5

Since The Handmaid’s Tale began, whispers of a secret resistance group working to bring down Gilead have circulated. In season 5,

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 added Christine Ko to it’s cast of phenomenal actors. Ko’s character Lily is a refuge and former Martha from Gilead. Lily met June Moira in episode 3 and revealed that Mayday is very much real and alive. Here’s what the actor has to say about the mysterious organization and her character’s role in the new season.

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3.] 

Samira Wiley as Moira, Elisabeth Moss as June, Christine Ko as Lily in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Moira and June find a Mayday outpost in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5

Since The Handmaid’s Tale began, whispers of a secret resistance group working to bring down Gilead have circulated. In season 5, Moira and June learn that this group, Mayday, is real when they visit an outpost of refugees along the Canadian border.

“Mayday is everywhere,” a Mayday operative named Lily (Christine Ko) tells June and Moira. “We thought it wasn’t real. “We thought we made it up because we had to,” June says. “Well then, you were Mayday too,” Lily replies

The Resistance is here ? Meet Lily #TheHandmaidsTale pic.twitter.com/fUa2jBJIQc

— Christine Ko (@Christine_Ko) September 21, 2022

“You see everyone talk about this mysterious force that is called Mayday, and June thinks it is a place. And when you meet my character, Lily, she takes you to Mayday,” Ko explained while speaking to Meta Critic. “The description of this camp and the women there and the refugees there, that was all in Season 1. And so I was like, ‘Wow, how lucky am I to be able to have all of that, without having to create it in my mind?’”

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Christine Ko says ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ showrunner researched refugees

Lilly reveals that Mayday operates with small outposts, families, and other people trying to do some good. Moira describes the operatives as “suicidal” and “traumatized refugees,” but Ko feels like it’s “more complicated” than that.

“When [creator] Bruce [Miller] did his research about refugees, the one thing he actually said when we were at the [TIFF] press junket was [that] trauma lives with you; it just doesn’t go away, and it’s constantly triggered throughout your life,” Ko told Meta Critic.

Christine Ko Put ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on Her Vision Board and Now She’s an Integral Mayday Leader on It https://t.co/qpGpOHy3ZI

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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