Elizabeth Moss: “The more you work, the better you become”

Actress Elizabeth Moss, 36 years old, has built an incredibly successful career in television. In her filmography there are already at least three cult projects. At 17, she played the president’s daughter in the TV series "The West Wing." At 23, she began the role that determined her career for several years to come. Over the seven seasons of the Mad Men series, her character Peggy Olsen (carefully, there’s a spoiler now!) Has turned from a meek secretary into a cool copywriter.

In the track record Moss - the series "Lake Top", the film "Square", nominated for an Oscar, and more than 70 projects. And now Moss is acting, if not in one of the best, then precisely in one of the most discussed series - "The Handmaid's Tale".

Yes, Elizabeth carefully selects projects to participate, but her success also lies in the wide range of roles that she can play. And to play great.

In an interview


Elizabeth Moss noted that she always first of all paid attention to a good script, it doesn’t matter , movie or series.

That is why she said yes to some television things before they began to be taken seriously.

Perhaps another of her secrets to success is that Elizabeth never took acting too seriously. She even chose the profession of an actress instead of a ballerina at 15 years old simply because it was easier. Then she realized: to become a good ballerina, she would have to study a lot and train for several hours a day. But things with acting were much easier for her.

- I would like to be a super-serious and dramatic actress. I look at such actors and find them so cool, they seem so interesting. But I do not take the acting profession so seriously. I love my work, but I don’t think that I save the world.

Elizabeth Moss grew up in a family of musicians and noticed how difficult it is for parents to earn a living.

This allowed her to "

not take show business too superficially

", and then she realized that "this is a very complicated life, devoid of glamor." Elizabeth is now convinced that discipline and dedication to work are the only ways to succeed. "The more you work, the better you become," - said the actress.

Moss strictly follows his rule and the truth works a lot. In between filming the series, she participates in short-term projects.

So, during the holidays after “Mad Men”, Elizabeth starred for the series “Lake Top”, and after finishing the second season of “The Handmaid's Tale” (and before the shooting of the new episodes), she managed to take part in four films: Her smell, The Kitchen, Shirley and Us.

Elizabeth Moss often plays strong women who refuse to put up with the role that society has chosen for them: Peggy Olsen from Mad Men, detective Robin Griffin from Peaks of the Lake "or Offred from" The Handmaid's Tale ". Peggy, who broke the glass ceiling of the advertising industry, actually became an icon for feminists, and outfits from The Handmaid's Tale became the

uniform of activists

who opposed the Texas Partial Abortion Act.

Moss has repeatedly said that she always considered herself a feminist. She became the ambassador of the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood, advocated for equal pay, and ensured that the series "The Handmaid's Tale" was shot more often by women.

And she devoted the Golden Globe Award to the #MeToo movement.

But almost every Elizabeth talk about freedom of speech, discrimination, sexism or human rights is accompanied by a flurry of criticism. Moss grew up in a family of Scientologists, and she still has not disowned her views. In a 2012 interview with Advocate, she said: “One of the most important things that I have adopted from my church is the idea of ​​personal freedom. Personal freedom is an important concept in my religion, and I transfer this freedom to a sexual orientation.

In fact, there is no dogma or prescription of what is right and what is not. This religion is open to a personal interpretation of the truth - and this is my interpretation. "

Later, Elizabeth Moss simply refused to answer questions about religion. But in August 2017, she suddenly answered on her Instagram the fan’s question if she had changed her mind about Scientology. Moss still defends his views, arguing that many people misunderstand Scientology: "Religious freedom, tolerance, understanding the truth, and equal rights for every race, religion, and creed are extremely important to me.


Elizabeth Moss is a sought-after actress and successful producer. But at the same time, everyone who has ever worked with her admits that they have never met a more mundane and simple person. She is not one of those actresses who walk with an arrogant look and demand that no one bother them. Between takes, she loves to joke and

to sleep


In an interview with The Hollywood Re64orter, Moss admitted that with such a busy schedule, she often feels lonely: "You wake up in the morning, go to work, come home, take a shower, cook dinner for one, eat and watch the series "You just try to live an ordinary life.

You have 2-3 hours to do this, then you go to sleep. And in the morning everything repeats." But at the same time, she assures that she does not suffer at all - she does her favorite thing.

She likes to take breaks between filming at home with her cats watching her favorite TV shows with her favorite Moscow mule cocktail.



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