She navigated a 1960s advertising agency boys club on “Mad Men,” leads the charge against a totalitarian regime on “The Handmaid’s Tale” and fought back against an abusive partner in the 2020 movie “The Invisible Man.” Based on her career choices, it makes sense to want to seek out Elisabeth Moss if things go south.
“That’s a big compliment,” said Moss recently of the notion that she’s desirable for a fantasy foxhole. “With the characters I play, it’s always my intention to show how badass an everyday person can be. I want people to feel like, ‘Oh, I could be that person. I would do that.’ Or, ‘I would hope I would react in that way.’ I like the idea of playing everyday superheroes because I think that we all have kind of a superhero inside of us.”
Battling the bad guy isn’t easy, though. In her new series “Shining Girls” for Apple TV+, Moss has her work cut out for her.