Elisabeth Moss thrives under pressure.

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss

The 38-year-old actress stars in and produces 'The Handmaid's Tale' and for the latest season, she's also gone behind the camera to direct a number of episodes and she admitted she loves nothing more than being incredibly busy and doesn't view her workload as a "burden".

She told heat magazine: "I do [enjoy working under pressure]. It's something I've learned about myself in the past decade I suppose. I operate really well under pressure. I love it.

"The more I have to do, the happier I am. I don't feel like it's something that's a burden at all. I feel like it's a privilege.

"And it's also elective, no one's forcing me to do this."

However, Elisabeth admitted her jobs are made much easier because of the "brilliance" of everyone else working on the show.

She added: "I have to say though, with all of that, I am extremely supported by an incredible group of people - all of our writers and producers, and then also the incredible cast and crew in Toronto.

"None of this is done by myself and I couldn't do any of it without the expertise and brilliance and creative energy and kindness of the crew here.

"They make all of us look good."

The actress has vowed to never take starring on such a well-received show for granted.

She said: "I love this show so much and respect it and value it so much. I don't take it for granted. I've been acting for 32 years and you can't take this kind of a job for granted, these kind of scripts for granted, and this opportunity.

"You just can never do that. So, for me, I just wanted to do it justice. I just wanted to live up to the show, live up to the material, and live up to this thing that I'm so proud of."