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Amanda Brugel appears in both shows, and some viewers have theories that her character Martha was actually pastor Nina before Gilead took over.
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, the Canada's Drag Race judge responded to whether she'd heard the theory before.
"No? What!? Oh my God! Oh my God, that makes sense. That is adorable," she said.
"I'm so mad that I didn't think of that, because I would genuinely try to weave it into my performance.
"I think that it's brilliant. I hadn't heard that. But now I might have to go and write the writers, and be like, 'Here's an idea…'"
She continued: "It really makes sense, yeah, like a flashback or a flashforward – just because we haven't seen her backstory.
"We don't know where Rita comes from. So it's quite possible.
"She's quite religious in both shows. But in Handmaid's, she's the only person that sort of maintained any relationship with religion – organised religion – on the show. So, yeah, I like it."
Amanda also shared her theories for the upcoming fifth series of The Handmaid's Tale, now that the characters are free in Canada.
"My suspicion is that June will go on the run, or June will have to go into hiding," she said.
"I think there'll be a target on her back. And I think that those of us in Canada will have to try to pick up the pieces. I also have a suspicion that my relationship – my ongoing relationship with Serena Joy – while complicated, will probably deepen because she is pregnant, and because Rita… She does care about Serena Joy, and the fact that there's a child there.
"Especially for my character, her only real purpose in Gilead was to raise children.
"Now that she's fleeing Canada, it still doesn't take away from her instinct and impulse to raise a child, and take care of something, because she lost her son, as we know."
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