Alexis Bledel Reveals She's Leaving 'The Handmaid's Tale' Before Season 5

Alexis Bledel Reveals She's Leaving 'The Handmaid's Tale' Before Season 5

Alexis Bledel will not return to The Handmaid's Tale for season 5. In a statement to ET, the 40-year-old actress revealed her departure from the Hulu series.  ET has reached out to Hulu for comment.

"After thinking about it a lot, I felt that I had to get away from The Handmaid's Tale at this time," Bledel's statement read.  "I am eternally grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support."

Variety  was the first to report the news of Bledel's death handmaid's tale exit.

bledel starred The Handmaid's Tale as Emily/Ofglen since the show's first season in 2017. She earned four Emmy nominations and a win for her work on the series.

Season 4 of the Hulu series, which aired its finale in June 2021, concluded with Bledel teaming up with June (Elisabeth Moss) and other former handmaidens to exact revenge on Gilead.

It is currently unclear how Bledel's departure will be addressed on the show.

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