Note: The following article contains discussion of rape/sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.
The second season of em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"">>The Handmaid's Tale has been nothing short of gruelling – for characters and viewers alike – but it could've been worse.
Following Ralph Fiennes' admission that he had refused to film a rape scene involving Commander Fred Waterford and his wife Serena, Yvonne Strahovski has weighed in on the moment that didn't make it to screen.
Related: strong data-redactor-tag="strong" data-verified="redactor"">>Handmaid's Tale star Joseph Fiennes recalls shocking rape scene he refused to film
Speaking to em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor"">>Entertainment Weekly, Yvonne, who plays Serena Joy, said that "a lot of thought" from the actors and crew "gets put into everything".
"Joe and I talk a lot about our dynamic as the Commander and Serena," she explained, before acknowledging Fiennes' 'strong feelings' about the scene between their characters.
"We didn't want to also take away from the rape that would then happen with Offred. It seemed like it was going to be a bit too much if he had forced Serena to have sex with him in the hotel in Canada," she said.div">> GIF
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