“The Handmaid’s Tale” actress Ann Dowd said Thursday that her character, the fearsome Aunt Lydia, “would make mincemeat” of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Dowd, whose character oversees and tortures the handmaids in the dystopian future show, told Seth Meyers that she initially thought comedian Michelle Wolf’s routine mocking Sanders as Aunt Lydia at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner was a Saturday Night Live skit.
“And then I thought, ‘Aunt Lydia would make mincemeat of you, missy,’ ” Dowd said.
The actress also said her character “would have [President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE] figured out, narcissism is her least favorite sin.”
“She would have taken care of business, immediately,” Dowd added.
Wolf faced criticism for her jokes about Sanders at the correspondents' dinner, including her reference to "The Handmaid's Tale."
“I have to say I’m a little star-struck. I love you as Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ " Wolf joked.
Wolf's comments resurfaced at the White House on Thursday amid a heated clash between Sanders and CNN's Jim Acosta over President Trump's claims that the media is "the enemy of the people."
“You brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and called me a traitor to my own gender,” Sanders said, referring to the WHCA dinner.