Elisabeth Moss reflects on her film debut opposite Hulk Hogan: “I have notes”

Elisabeth Moss reflects on her film debut opposite Hulk Hogan: “I have notes”

Before Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale, Moss was perfecting her teary-eyed thesping playing opposite Hulk Hugan in the 1991 gem Suburban Commando.


Elisabeth Moss may be known for gravitas and taking on difficult roles, but it all started in the most unlikely places: onscreen with Hulk Hogan.

Moss was on The View promoting the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale when the hosts cued up a clip of the actress making her big screen debut in the Hulk Hogan vehicle, 1991’s Suburban Commando, co-starring national treasures Christopher Lloyd and Shelly Duvall.

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Elisabeth Moss looks on as she proves her range at a young age in ‘Suburban Commando’

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In the clip, an adorable young Moss is crying her future Emmy-winning eyes out over her cat being stuck up a tree when Hogan, deep in character as interstellar warrior Shep Ramsey, comes to the rescue, bending the branch down with his mighty muscles — only to send Moss catapulting into the air. He catches her .

Moss recalls playing the role in Suburban Commando — tagline “No home should have one” — “very seriously,” just as seriously as she would take anything on the more dramatic Handmaid’s Tale ..

“I was eight years old when I booked a job. That was cool and he was a big star,” Moss recalls of Hogan. “And I had a part and something to do, and I took it probably as seriously as I would take anything The Handmaid’s Tale .. ” Co-host Sara Haines noted that Moss’ crying is “more subtle” and the actress couldn’t agree more. She jokes that “I think the crying is a little better. I hope.” “I have notes. ”

Check out Elisabeth Moss and Hulk Hogan go toe to toe — Jon Hamm could never — in the clip below (around the 3: 30 mark).

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