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Fans of the award-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale are painfully familiar with one of the show’s villains, Serena Waterford (played by Yvonne Strahovski). She’s the wife of Commander Fred Waterford, for whom the main character “Offred” (aka June) — played by Elisabeth Moss — is forced to serve as a surrogate. Like the majority of women in the future dystopian society of Gilead, Mrs. Waterford is barren. So a handmaid unwillingly conceived with her husband (only not really in this case, but that’s a long story) and carrying this child for the Waterfords to raise as their own. (Pretty messed up, right? Welcome to the mindf*ck that is Margaret Atwood’s novel come-to-life.) Well apparently, Yvonne Strahovski of The Handmaid’s Tale is pregnant with her first child, and Twitter cannot even.
The mom-to-be spilled her happy news on Friday with an adorable bump photo on Instagram, Us Weekly reported. “I am very excited to finally be able to share my special news – I’m going to be a Mama!” Strahovski. wrote alongside a side shot of herself cradling a bump — and sprinkled with heart emojis. “So very exciting to watch & feel this little Peanut growing every day!” This will be Strahovski’s first child with her husband, Tim Loden, the Daily Mail reported.
But still. The irony of Strahovski’s pregnancy has not escaped fans of The Handmaid’s Tale. Shortly after the baby news was…