Alexis Bledel just earned a fourth Emmy nomination for her turn as Emily Malek on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which scooped up a total of 21 Emmy citations for its fourth season this year. Bledel competes in the Best Drama Guest Actress category, in which she took home her first victory, for “Handmaid’s’” debut installment in 2017. “To be singled out by the Television Academy means a lot because I’ve spent many years working in television,” the actor, who is also known for her starring role as Rory Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” says in response to her fourth career nom. In our exclusive video interview (watch above), Bledel elaborates on Emily’s newfound occupation in Canada, on Emily’s friendship with Moira (Samira Wiley), and on the two events that dramatically trigger Emily in season 4.
“Jeagan,” the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star answered, making up a nickname for all three characters on the spot. “I can’t single somebody out.”