The season 4 premiere of The Handmaid’s Story sees June and her fellow Martha community members search refuge at a secure home run by Commander Keyes and his younger spouse Esther. Whereas Mrs. Keyes bears a putting resemblance to Kiernan Shipka, she’s truly performed by McKenna Grace. And no, the 2 aren’t associated, however they’re conscious of the similarities. “When Kiernan heard we had been doing Lil’ Sabrina, she texted me an image of her with McKenna and mentioned, ‘You have to get McKenna. She’s like me as a little bit woman and we’re lifeless ringers,'” Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa beforehand mentioned in an interview with The Wrap.
If you happen to’re questioning the place you’ve got seen Grace earlier than, outdoors of Shipka comparisons on Twitter, she’s may be seen in just about the whole lot from Netflix productions to the Disney Channel. The 14-year-old actor has been younger Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, younger Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, younger Theodora Crain on The Haunting of Hill Home, younger Emma Swan on As soon as Upon a Time, Rose Harbenberger on Fuller Home, and Judy Warren in Annabelle Comes House.
As for why Esther Keyes is so unsettling, The Handmaid’s Story showrunner Bruce Miller informed The Wrap that Grace “brought the terrifying personality to her.” He additionally shared that “it’s just remarkable, how terrifying she may be. She’s this tiny particular person, you already know, bodily small, however simply the truth that she is unmanageable and so influential. I am so happy with her efficiency.”