Set in the 1840s, Alias Grace, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, is a fictionalized look at Grace Marks, a domestic servant convicted of murdering her employer. The show doesn’t shy away from the painful realities of women, and is meant to challenge the audience with weighty themes and harsh imagery. In the video above, stars Anna Paquin and Sarah Gadon tell why the show is going to make the audience uncomfortable.

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