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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5: Meet Christine Ko and Her New Character Lily


Christine Ko as Lily in The Handmaid's Tale Season 5. Lily sits at a desk at a Mayday outpost.
Christine Ko as Lily in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Here’s where you’ve seen Christine Ko before

Christine Ko is one of the newest faces to join the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale. The 34-year-old actor has more than a decade of acting experience. Ko has appeared on television shows such as Hawaii Five-0 and the comedy series Dave, as well as the Netflix original film Tigertail, according to

Christine Ko joined the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale for season 5. Ko is an actor viewers might recognize, especially since she has recently landed roles in some big-name streaming shows. Her The Handmaid’s Tale character Lily is a former Martha and Mayday operative who first appears in episode 3. Here’s what you should know about Ko and her character.

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3.] 

Christine Ko as Lily in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Here’s where you’ve seen Christine Ko before

Christine Ko is one of the newest faces to join the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale. The 34-year-old actor has more than a decade of acting experience. Ko has appeared on television shows such as Hawaii Five-0 and the comedy series Dave, as well as the Netflix original film Tigertail, according to IMDb.

However, Ko recently landed rules in two major Hulu series. First, Ko was added to the Emmy-nominated comedy Only Murders in the Building. In season 2, Ko portrays Nina Lin, an ambitious pregnant board member at the Arconia.

#OnlyMurdersInTheBuilding Premiere ?? thank you @Dan_Fogelman @JohnnyHoffman & Jess Rosenthal for letting me a part of Season 2’s magic truly a career highlight to work with such kind talented ppl ?!! Meet Nina Lin @OnlyMurdersHulu pic.twitter.com/W9uJFFGdC2

— Christine Ko (@Christine_Ko) June 28, 2022

Shortly after landing this role, The Handmaid’s Tale cast Ko. “It took a while to get my bearings,” the actor told Bustle of landing roles in OMITB and The Handmaid’s Tale. “It’s absolutely a luxury to be able to be on multiple shows because there was a time when that one line on a show was everything. If you booked that in a year, man, you were so elated.”

Christine Ko plays Lily in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

In The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5, Christine Ko’s character Lily is a former Martha who was recently rescued from Gilead. In fact, she is one of the women that was traded in exchange for Fred Waterford. Lily is also a Mayday leader, and she’s experienced a lot of horrifying trauma and struggle.

“The character description when you first meet Lily is that she’s completely depleted emotionally and physically,” Ko said while speaking with Meta Critic. “She was just traded [and] these were women that were supposed to go to the Colonies, so it was like her only path was death. And there’s a scar that she has that recently happened.”

The Resistance is here ? Meet Lily #TheHandmaidsTale pic.twitter.com/fUa2jBJIQc

— Christine Ko (@Christine_Ko) September 21, 2022

Ko added, “She feels this immense debt to June. She doesn’t want to continue to live her life in Toronto as a free woman. She wants to help Mayday and pretty much start a revolution. And so, she’s like, “I’m going to do anything possible, even if this means risking my life again, because …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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