Ann Dowd Praises 'Supportive' Friend Justin Theroux: 'We've Been to Lower Depths Together' (Exclusive)

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Justin Theroux didn't just receive critical acclaim while starring on The Leftovers, he also gained a lasting friendship.

ET spoke with Ann Dowd at the 70th Annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City about the bond she shares with the 46-year-old actor after starring in such a dramatic HBO series.

"Justin is a very good friend," Dowd gushed. "He's such a great, supportive friend."

When the 62-year-old actress won an Emmy last year for her role in The Handmaid's Tale, Theroux posted a message in praise of his former co-star. "This stunning woman. I love you Annie. Bravo," he captioned a pic of Dowd tearfully accepting her award.

"We've been to the lower depths together in The Leftovers," Dowd shared. "So, that will stay [with us] for the rest of our lives."

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Dowd is now gearing up for the season two premiere of The Handmaid's Tale, and advises fans to "take a deep breathe." 

"Just know in the darkness of all of it that there is hope without question," she continued. "There is strength that no one can take in these handmaids."

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When ET pointed that both The Handmaid's Tale and The Leftovers deal with dark subject matter, Dowd quipped, "There must be a deep, dark streak in me that I wasn't aware of until recently!"

The Handmaid's Tale returns to Hulu for a second season on April 25.


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