Margaret Atwood, the writer of the novel The Handmaid’s Tale from which the Hulu series is derived, made a surprising casting choice in an interview with the Boston Review. When asked her opinion of fellow Torontonian Drake, she suggested that it would be “fun for him to have a cameo in season two of The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“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,” she proposed of his potential spot on the hit series. “Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?”
If he did make an appearance, it wouldn’t be Drake’s first time in a dramatic role; the rapper is known for his impressive acting chops and actually started his career on television. He played Jimmy, a recurring character on the Canadian teen show Degrassi, for eight years. Watch his most iconic scene below.
We hope Drake isn’t too busy with his musical endeavors to make Atwood’s vision a reality. He could also always play a handmaid. We’re keeping our options open.
The Handmaid’s Tale made the number-two spot on our list of the 10 best new TV shows of 2017 (so far). Check out the whole list here.