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Elisabeth Moss Has a Reputation for Darkness. ‘Her Smell’ Is No Exception.

Apr 14, 2019 - The New York Times

No matter the onscreen decade, Elisabeth Moss knows how to suffer in it.

From her star-making role as the chronically underestimated Peggy Olson in the 1960s of “Mad Men” to her current run as Offred in the near-future dystopia of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and an appearance in Jordan Peele’s “Us,” Moss has become a patron saint of the beaten down and abused.

Such bleakness has been consistent in her lesser-seen roles as well, most notably in the work of the New York write...