The Handmaid's Tale's Madeline Brewer explained Janine's motivations in season five of the Hulu drama—and why there's more to her story.

When it comes to Janine, Madeline Brewer knows there's more than meets the eye. 

In season five of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which dropped its first two episodes Sept. 14

 Janine refuses to shake free from being a subservient Handmaid under the control of the Aunts.

While Janine's complacency might be confusing for some viewers, Madeline completely understands her motivations.

"I think it's so easy to look at Janine and think that she's just following in line and she's following the rules".

 "I think it's very easy to think that she's doing that. 

 But there's nothing that Janine does without reason. I think that she's a survivor and she always has been.

In order to survive, Janine decides to attempt to get on the good side of the Aunts.