It was just a group of professionals saying, "You might want to go in a different direction. Rachel Brosnahan suggested that you might consider something "over here."
Many thought Rachel Brosnahan's role as a rising comedian on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was a natural fit. But, according to the actress.
Brosnahan was a guest on a panel during Thursday's Prime Video FYC event. She revealed how she had "spent my first two years of career being told that I wasn't funny."
It wasn't an insulting thing. It was just a group of professionals saying, "You might want to go in a different direction." She suggested that you might consider something "over here" at the Steiner Studios event in Brooklyn, New York. "It's been a very challenging and truly amazing exercise over the past couple of years."
Brosnahan, 31 years old, said that she is "eternally indebted” to series producers Amy Sherman-Palladino (and Daniel Palladino) "for saying yes" and "taking that kind of risk on someone like myself."
She recalled, "The day I discovered I was going to play their Midge," They wanted someone more fun."
Danny Strong, the moderator, recalled an interview he had with Amy, Dan, and Dan about the difficult casting process for Brosnahan’s character, Miriam "Midge” Maisel.
"I was having dinner at their house during the casting phase. Amy said that she couldn't. I haven’t found my lead. Strong, 47, said that if she doesn't find her, then I'm gonna cancel the show. Strong recalled. "Then, we had dinner, I don’t know how many weeks later, a month later. She was like, "I found her." It's all fine. Literally, she wouldn't have found Rachel if she didn't.
Amy, 56, revealed then what made Brosnahan stand out from the rest during the audition period. "She was also the only one who could step into a microphone." All the others moved away from microphones.
The Gilmore Girls creator said, "She was the only one to know that if you want to stand up, you're going have to lean into the f---ing mic." "And if that's not possible, you have to get off the stage.