With ‘Her Smell’ and ‘Us,’ Elisabeth Moss Becomes a Modern Master of Women on the Verge

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With ‘Her Smell’ and ‘Us,’ Elisabeth Moss Becomes a Modern Master of Women on the Verge
“Classic Moss!” is how Elisabeth Moss describes her performance in the upcoming “The Invisible Man” as a woman being gaslit by a toxic male ghost. In the trailer, she’s screaming, kicking, and being dragged across a hospital floor by RNs, but this is all just another day’s work for the Emmy-winning actress, whose performances thrum with the rebellion and pain hidden beneath a manic spiral.

Moss recently sat down with IndieWire to discuss her shattering turn in Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” as a deranged, drug-addled punk rocker, and in Jordan Peele’s “Us” as both a rosé-guzzling Wasp and her murderous double.

Moss launched her career with “Mad Men” as Peggy, the mild-mannered secretary-turned-ace-copywriter; since then, she’s become the go-to actress for characters who are ready to revel in a breakdown. In Perry’s 2015 “Queen of Earth,” she makes a meal out of her character
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