Winona Ryder says the past few years under Donald Trump’s administration have been a “mind-boggling nightmare”.
In his 2004 novel, Roth imagined a Nazified America ruled by an anti-Semitic demagogue.
Ryder, who plays Evelyn Finkel in the TV adaptation, told Variety she decided to take on the project because it seemed ”so incredibly timely”.
“Obviously a lot has been weighing on all of our minds,” she said.
“The whole fear of ‘the other’ in the eyes of fascism, what’s happening at the border, all of that is so outrageous and I think the last few years has been such a mind-boggling like nightmare in so many ways.
“When I think about this project, it makes me want to speak out and do whatever I can and the way to do that right now is to vote.”
The Plot Against America, co-created by The Wire's David Simon, is scheduled for release on HBO on 16 March.
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