‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’: Rachel Brosnahan Said This Season 3 Episode Was ‘Unlike Any Experience I’ve Ever Had’
Over the course of the 3 seasons of the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, lead actor Rachel Brosnahan got to participate in several show-stopping moments. However, one scene from season 3 of the TV series was unlike anything Brosnahan had ever experienced as an actor.
In ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ season 3 opening episode, Rachel Brosnahan felt ‘like Bono’
Brosnahan, who plays Midge Maisel on the Amazon show, recently spoke to Gold Derby about the most recent season. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 opens on U.S.O. show at which Midge is performing.
“When I watched the first episode of the season, I just was blown away,” the interviewer noted. “But to be there on that stage in the hangar with all those hundreds of guys. … What did it feel like?”
“It was crazy,” she Maisel star admitted. “I felt like Bono.” Brosnahan continued to Gold Derby:
In theater, you might have an audience of that many people, but you don’t get to acknowledge them or they’re not responding to you in the same way. They’re there to view a performance and there’s that 4th wall.
Amy Sherman-Palladino on how that season 3 scene came together with hundreds of cast members
The co-creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amy Sherman-Palladino, also talked about the over-the-top season 3 scene to The New York Times.
“I was thinking, how can I give my line producer the biggest heart attack?” the Gilmore Girls alum explained. In putting on the opening-episode spectacle, Sherman-Palladino was going to go big or go home.
“I’m like, ‘well if we’re going to do a U.S.O. show, I want a dance number,” the writer/producer told The Times. “‘I want 850 dudes screaming at the dancers.’”
Brosnahan expanded on the excitement of shooting the scene to Gold Derby.
“This was nuts,” she explained. “Unlike any experience I’ve ever had.”
She also credited her castmates — and the hundreds of extras for making the scene come together: “those actors were incredible.”
“You could feel how excited they were to be there,” the Maisel actor told Gold Derby. “They gave it. It was hot. They were in very close quarters. They gave it for hour after hour after hour.” She went on to explain that the memory of shooting that Mrs. Maisel Season 3 scene will live on in her memory forever.
“Leroy McClain and I, who plays Shy Baldwin, I just remember us looking at each other going, ‘This is so insane. This is a day, this is a moment I will never, ever forget,'” she said.
How the ‘Mrs. Maisel’ creator has used dance throughout the seasons
The New York Times credits Sherman-Palladino for using her platform to preside “over an unofficial dance preservation movement.” The U.S.O. scene was just 1 example of that in the 3rd season.
“Mrs. Maisel has expanded the use of dance in conventional and unconventional ways; it breathes dance in many directions,” the publication reported. However, it’s not just the pageant-level productions that make an impact. Per the Times:
There are those over-the-top numbers with the fervor and splendor of an MGM spectacle, but there are also intimate duets, like … the sultry dance between Midge Maisel and Lenny Bruce in Season 3.