Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale recently finished its critically acclaimed first season run on Hulu, and the Canadian author already has an idea for a guest-starring stint for the show’s sophomore season.
In a recent (and super lengthy) conversation between novelists Junot Diaz (who won the Pulitzer for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) and Margaret Atwood about all things Canadian (which was published in the Boston Review), Diaz suggested that since Atwood and rapper/singer/songwriter/producer/actor Drake are both — what else — Canadian, and currently mega-global superstars, the two should work together.
Here’s the key exchange (uncut and uncensored) between the two writers:
JD: So, have you met Drake?
MA: I haven’t met Drake, but I have of course met people who have met Drake. But you have to realize how o-l-d I am. I’m not likely to go to the same parties. Or many parties at all, to be frank.
JD: I understand. I just think that, Canada—I’ll say this to the whole nation—you are missing a great opportunity to put these two folks together. Have you listened to his music? Do you have any opinions?
MA: Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale?
JD: Well, there you have it.
MA: There you have it. I’ll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that, because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?
Now, whether Margaret Atwood will actually lobby for Drake to get a role in the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale remains to be seen (Drake got his start in Degrassi: The Next Generation, so dude can probably act), but it would definitely pull in a fresh crowd of new viewers for the dystopian TV series.
What say you: Would you like to see Drake on The Handmaid’s Tale?