Photos Of The Handmaid's Tale Filming In Washington D.C. Are Creepy AF
The hit Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale filmed some scenes in the U.S. capital on Friday and the eerie photos have people shook.
WARNING: some season three spoilers ahead.
Stars Elisabeth Moss (who plays Offred/June), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy Waterford) and Joseph Fiennes (Fred Waterford) were all spotted at the National Mall which is located near downtown Washington, D.C.
Fans and onlookers were treated to a fleet of handmaids -- clad in their blood red capes and white caps -- as they lined up on the steps of the iconic Lincoln Memorial.
It didn't take long before pics from the set flooded social media with many people admitting to being confused as to whether it was a protest or a film shoot -- or if the show's dystopic fiction had finally become a reality.
You'd be forgiven for thinking it was a protest as it's happened before -- where demonstrators dressed as handmaids during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
The year before that, a similar protest occurred during U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Colorado.
According to the Washingtonian, there were over 200 handmaids on set and the scene in question involved Moss kneeling between co-stars Fiennes and Strahovski at the top of the Lincoln Memorial steps.
Fiennes was reportedly overheard saying, "Lord above, we beseech you. Hear our prayer," before all the handmaids knelt in unison.
Imagine stumbling across that on your morning walk.
We can't quite get over the creepy similarities between the behind-the-scenes snaps and the finished product as depicted in the season three trailer which debuted during the Super Bowl earlier this month.
The US capital and the fictional Gilead are almost identical -- except for the Washington Monument in the background which has been edited to look like a cross for the show.
"They should have never given us uniforms if they didn't want us to be an army," Moss' character says.
We only have to wait until June 5 to find out what happened after that batsh*t crazy season two finale.
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