Rachel Brosnahan's journey through stand-up in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel': 'Some giant curveball'
A look back on 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' star Rachel Brosnahan opening up about her experience doing stand-up in the award-winning show.
Rachel Brosnahan in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' (Source: CNN)
Keeping audiences laughing with stand-up
As reported by Deadline back in August 2022, Rachel Brosnahan, the leading lady of Amazon Prime Video's hit series 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', reflected on her journey portraying the stand-up comedian and mother of two, Miriam "Midge" Maisel. "These people like to keep me on my toes. Just when I think I kind of have the hang of it, or start to feel more comfortable, there's some giant curveball," Brosnahan said, giving audiences a taste of her acting challenges.
Rachel Brosnahan's stand-up journey
The stand-up scenes, particularly those where Midge processes her life experiences, were among Brosnahan's favorites. Whether it was Midge's run-in with singer Shy Baldwin (played by Leroy McClain) or family crises, Brosnahan appreciated how these scenarios allowed for a combination of storytelling and comedy that made her performance "a little easier."
A love letter to stand-up comedy
Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show's creator and executive producer, shared that 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' was, in part, a love letter to her father, a stand-up comedian himself. This nostalgic portrayal of New York, created from stories she heard growing up in California, led to a show based heavily in the heart of NYC. The COVID-induced travel restrictions only deepened the series' connection to the city.
The show received widespread recognition, earning several Emmy awards and nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress for Rachel Brosnahan. As the series moved into its fifth season, Brosnahan continued to keep them on their toes for the final season too!
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