Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Handmaid's Tale' Canadian Actress Amanda Brugel Becomes Series Regular

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Handmaid's Tale' Canadian Actress Amanda Brugel Becomes Series Regular

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'Handmaid's Tale' promotes Canadian actress

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TORONTO - Amanda Brugel, the lone Canadian cast member in season 1 of "The Handmaid's Tale," has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season.

A representative for Brugel confirmed the news to The Canadian Press on Thursday.

Brugel, who hails from Pointe Claire, Que., plays Rita in the series that's based on Toronto author Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel.

Brugel's other credits include "Kim's Convenience," "Eyewitness" and "Orphan Black."

Her character in "The Handmaid's Tale" is a household servant known as a Martha and becomes close with main character Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss.

The story is set in a male-dominated, totalitarian society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. …

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