At this point, it's difficult to narrow down which horrifying scene from 'The Handmaid's Tale' season two but if you are up to date, you'll know which part of the most recent episode we mean (you can read our review of episode 10 here). 

It saw a heavily pregnant June brutally held down and raped by the Waterfords while she violently struggled to get away. It was traumatising to watch so we can only imagine what it was like to film. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, actress Yvonne Strahovski admitted that it "did leave an incredibly bad taste in my mouth".

"Outside of the beating scene that I did in Episode 8, it was one of the ones that really affected me while shooting it and walking away from it. I just felt so dirty" she said.

"I never thought that in my career, as a woman, I would be playing the part of a rapist. I know the commander is the one physically doing the deed, but at the same time I’m holding Offred down."

Australian actress Strahovski was also pregnant herself in that scene which she said was challenging overall when filming these episodes: "I was fearful that whatever I was having to portray on camera was going to affect [my pregnancy] in some way. I remember just being on set and envisioning like a bubble around my child, a safety bubble that nothing could penetrate, and that everything that I was doing was separate to that.

"I just sort of held onto this image in my brain throughout Episode 9 to the end of the season, which was when I was pregnant. I feel like my kid is going to be well-versed in a wide range of emotions from what they’re already learning in the womb."

Speaking about any possible redemption of Serena, Strahovski said: "Obviously, I know how it ends, so it’s tricky to talk about the rest of the season in terms of redemption. But even if she does redeem herself in some way, shape or form, I am curious how people will respond to that because of Episode 10 and what happened.

"I've heard a lot of comments from people who feel duped into having sympathy for Serena, and then she goes and does the rape. So I don’t know if there’s anything that could actually help her cause at this point after doing something so barbaric."

Catch episode 11 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Thursday on RTÉ2 at 10pm.