“I kind of feel like Alias Grace is the job that never ends,” she says with a laugh. “The workload surpasses your expectation of how much workload you can handle, and the dialogue is so intricate and so challenging, and about halfway through I found myself laughing at myself. Of course it’s really hard. I really enjoyed doing the book. It was challenging, but a whole other skill set I felt like I was bringing to the table as a voice actor. I did voice acting for cartoons as a kid, so there’s that whole other side of myself that exists.”
With the audiobook set for release on Nov. 2, one day ahead of the debut of Alias Grace on Netflix, Gadon is ready to turn a character that’s consumed “my entire life for the past two years” over to fans.
“I can see why people are drawn to Margaret’s work during this period of time,” she says. “I thought with Handmaid’s Tale being so successful and well-received, people would feel like they were oversaturated with these topics, but fans want more, we want more of this -- and for me, that’s a positive, and it’s a hopeful thing to hang onto in the middle of all this.”