Elisabeth Moss has experienced more than her fair share of harrowing, tear-filled scenes during three seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Luckily, the 36-year-old actress is apparently not averse to shedding tears while on the job. “I’m never happier than when I’m crying onstage,” she once told the New York Times. “It’s super weird, and it’s what I love to do. Isn’t that strange?”
It all started when Colbert showed Moss a Vulture article devoted to her onscreen waterworks, titled “A Celebration of Elisabeth Moss’s Runny Mascara,” displaying an array of photos of the former “Mad Men” star crying.
“Evidently you’re known for being able to turn on the waterworks on a moment’s notice,” quipped Colbert. “Can you cry very quickly? Is that a skill you have?”
Moss agreed, telling Colbert that particular skill was something she developed. “I can’t always do it. It’s not that easy, actually… but it is a trick that I’ve learned that I’ve gotten good at,” she conceded, admitting she was “very flattered” by Vulture’s crying compendium — but joked that she “wanted a restraining order against the writer.”
After sharing a few tips with the host, Moss and Colbert put on their best sad faces and attempted to conjure up some tears, with the results seen in the video above.