The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale debuted earlier this year to stunning reviews from speechless critics; it currently holds a spotless 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With audiences anxiously awaiting a second season, speculation has begun as to who will be cast to follow up on Elisabeth Moss and company’s staggering, affecting performances. Margaret Atwood, who authored the 1985 novel that serves as source material for the series, has a suggestion for who she’d like to see on the screen: Drake.
“Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale?” the Canadian writer posed in a recent interview. She remarked that she’d be running the idea past showrunner Bruce Miller, and that since the show is filmed in Toronto, the rapper might be an easy sell. It sounds like she envisioned a ‘good’ role for the 6ix God: “Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?” she reasoned.
Though Atwood admits she hasn’t met the reigning Canadian rap mogul (the 77-year old quipped that she wasn’t likely to “go to the same parties” as Drake), they’re both making international headlines this year for their contributions to pop culture, so the collaboration makes sense.