"I like to be inappropriate," admits Elisabeth Moss to PEOPLE TV


When the red robes come off, the jokester comes out.

Elisabeth Moss reveals to PeopleTV how she helped keep things light on the set of The Handmaid’s Tale, admitting, “I’m a little bit of a class clown.”

“I like to make jokes, I like to be inappropriate,” says Moss, adding that soon things that weren’t actually funny became inside jokes on the set. She explains, “When you work so much with a crew and a cast for six months, you spend a lot of time with each other.”

She says, “It wouldn’t even make sense to you, it just is the dumbest, dumbest stuff ever.”

Moss calls playing Offred in the drama “difficult,” explaining that “there was a lot of long hours, long weeks for six months.”

But it was worth it – the character is “inspiring” and “bada–,” she says.

Elisabeth Moss
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Dozens of A-listers have descended on Hollywood for TV’s biggest night, the 2017 Emmy Awards. Some of the biggest shows will be battling it out for the night’s top awards, including The Crown, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld for outstanding drama series and Atlanta, black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep for outstanding comedy series.

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Other big awards to watch include outstanding limited series (which pits Big Little Lies, The Night Of, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius and Fargo against one another) and the major acting categories like outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie and lead actor in a drama series.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.