i honestly didn’t mind yvonne and toby/yvonne in the beginning. he seemed happy with her and all toby deserves is happiness. but the way she’s been acting, especially after last night’s episode is ridiculous and i feel like it’s only going to get worse.
she acted like toby’s mother with spencer, her attitude was ridiculous and it’s almost like she wants to control what toby does or who he sees. she’s incredibly insecure of spencer, we saw that in 6x20 and what? suddenly toby proposes and gives her a shiny pretty ring and that’s all forgotten? she rubs that in spencer’s face and acts like that’s a reason for her to act the way she is and it’s incredibly obnoxious.
toby doesn’t even look happy with yvonne. i’ve noticed it before but last night, he looked annoyed with her while trying to hide the fact that he was doing stuff to help emily and the girls. there is no way he’s truly committed and happy with this girl and it’s clear he’s not over spencer in the slightest since he has no problem helping her and hiding whatever he needs to from his own fiancé to get it done. he doesn’t care how many problems it causes, he wants to be there for spencer no matter what.
yvonne also clearly has no clue who toby really is or what he likes. having this big fancy engagement party? that’s not toby. he would never want to be the center of attention. you know who would know this? spencer. if it was their engagement (like it should’ve been) they would’ve celebrated just the two of them doing what they both like to do. toby being with yvonne is making him be someone he’s not and it’s so frustrating.
why the writers felt the need to even have them engaged is beyond me. it’s clear that his feelings for spencer are still there and what? so he proposed just to make it up to her and she said yes and ignored what is clearly insecurities when it comes to him so much as HELPING spencer without probably even knowing the history or details of their relationship? toby and yvonne are far from healthy already and i hate how the writers are wasting time with this shit, especially so close to the show being over. they should be focusing on getting spoby back together, not making toby/yvonne’s relationship more “serious” when in reality it’s a joke.
this “goodbye” scene that spoby will have coming up is clearly going to be toby saying he can’t help spencer anymore because of yvonne being ridiculous and that just pisses me off even further. it’s going to ruin toby’s character because he would never do that and shouldn’t have to and for him to have to take yvonne’s side when she’s irrelevant and being irrational over spencer who is truly the one who loves is stupid but these writers aren’t capable of writing any storyline correctly anymore.
“Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) sends Scrabble pieces flying as she
confronts her husband (Joseph Fiennes) for his illicit activities with
their handmaid Offred (Elisabeth Moss), hurling the tiles as hard as the
insults. It’s their final scene together, and over in Serena’s sitting
room set, the actors’ chairs sit side by side — Strahovski’s is draped
with a knitted scarf, a ukulele (her guitar already had been shipped
back home to Australia) and a giant bag of pretzels (a parting gift from
“Says the actress of her and Joseph Fiennes’ characters: ”[Fiennes
and I] are the villains. Suddenly Trump is elected, and all this
negative behavior comes to light. I start seeing these parallels between
[my character’s] actions and what Trump’s doing. It’s in a weird way an
inspiration but also a horrid parallel.“
Yvonne Strahovski photographed April 21 at The Beekman in New York for Hollywood Reporter [x]
Is it exhausting to have to talk about such heavy topics when you’re promoting a show?
you know, I thought going into this that it would be daunting to have
all these kinds of conversations, but it really hasn’t been. It’s been
pretty empowering. I don’t really fancy myself politically inclined, nor
do I fancy myself politically articulate in any way, shape, or form,
but I’m finding myself being really engaged and excited about the types
of conversation that this show is bringing up.
There are going to be some
interesting conversations that come out of this show, and there’s going
to be all kinds of responses. People are going to be wildly inspired and
wildly depressed and wildly offended.
Yvonne interviewed by Cosmopolitan. Read the rest of the article here: [x]
Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Bruce Miller, Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes were photographed April 21 at The Beekman in New York [x]
Extract from Hollywood Reporter Closer Look cast discussion.
MOSS: The great thing that Yvonne did is bring
that vulnerability. I had times when we’d do a scene together and look
at each other, and all of a sudden we were just two women in different —
both terrible — circumstances.
STRAHOVSKI: There were so many times where I just wanted to give her a hug.
MOSS: She would say that! “I’m so sorry. She’s awful, isn’t she?” And I was like, “I get it.”
yvonnestrahovski: Last night The Handmaid’s Tale won
Program of the Year at BANFF. Such an honor to accept the award with our
wonderful executive producer Warren Littlefield. This is a tribute to
the powerful work of extraordinary creative forces. Margaret Atwood,
Bruce Miller, thoughtful directors, producers, designers, writers, crew
& the folks at Hulu & MGM & the fierce Elisabeth Moss
leading us all. #PRAISEBE🙌 [x]
filmed the series during her first Canadian winter and like Serena Joy,
she learned how to knit, crafting a scarf that she gave to the
showrunner as a wrap gift. Picking up her character’s hobby helped her
connect with Serena Joy, in a way. “Because it’s so unrelatable to me,
I’ve had a hard time trying to understand her,” says Strahovski. “What
made her heart hurt and what made her heart happy?”
miniseries explores her backstory in greater detail then the book,
showing her earlier life in flashback scenes, when she had a career as a
champion of traditional values and a platform, and hot, passionate sex
with her husband (Joseph Fiennes). She’s a former author who, as all
women, was then forbidden to read and write.