Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss announces pregnancy on-air

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Actress Elisabeth Moss has announced that she’s pregnant with her first child.

The Handmaid’s Tale star, 41, shared the exciting news on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.

“Are you pregnant or just an incredibly committed method actor?” host Kimmel asked the actress as the interview began.

“A little bit of both,” the former Mad Men star replied.

Moss then went on to say she has been “really lucky” during her pregnancy journey, adding, “It’s been going really well.”

It was a notably public announcement for the infamously private star. The two-time Golden Globe winning actress, who was previously married to comedian Fred Armisen for a year before divorcing in 2011, rarely shares details of her personal life.

Back in 2022s, Moss was forced to address a rumour that had been circulating about her religious beliefs.

Moss, who was raised in the Church of Scientology, said that she can’t control how the public perceives Scientology and that she can only share her own experience.

“It’s a place that is very open to, like, welcoming in somebody who wants to learn more about it. I think that’s the thing that is probably the most misunderstood.

“People can obviously hold in their mind whatever they want to, and I can’t control that. If it’s not that, it’s going to be something else.”

Scientology has been accused of various controversial practices, including making family members cut ties with apostates and assigning troubled members to hard labour. However, the church calls the allegations “false and mischaracterized,” according to the website.

The Church has been known to claim that LGBTQ+ people can be “cured”, however, Moss has insisted previously that she doesn’t subscribe those aspects of the religion.

“Which is not where I stand. It’s like, it’s a lot to get into and unpack that I can’t do. But that is not my bag,” she said in 2019. “I can only speak to my personal experience and my personal beliefs. One of the things I believe in is freedom of speech. I believe we as humans should be able to critique things. I don’t ever want to take that away from anybody, because that actually is very important to me.

Moss continued: “At the same time, I should hope that people educate themselves for themselves and form their own opinion, as I have,” she continued.” The things that I believe in personally, for me, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the ability to do something that is artistically fulfilling but is also personally fulfilling, I’ve never had that.”