‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Star Explains the Relationship and ‘Chemistry’ Between Midge and Susie
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel features 2 powerhouse female characters ina business relationship: Midge and Susie. But is there more going on with their friendship/managerial partnership in the Amazon TV series?
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ characters Midge and Susie: what is the nature of their relationship?
In a recent video interview with Gold Derby, Brosnahan spoke to many of the questions surrounding Susie’s character on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Is Susie in love with Midge, as Borstein has previously suggested? Or is it not even something the Maisel writers are worried about? Brosnahan had a long, thoughtful answer, but did put it off on the show’s co-creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. She told Gold Derby:
… it’s never been something that’s been explicitly addressed on the show. So I think really, whatever that is to Susie is for Amy and Dan to know and for Alex to know. So it’s not really something that we’ve talked about or something that I feel particularly entitled to have an opinion on. I think all I can really go off of is what the show tells us about Susie.
However, Midge’s relationship with her manager is a crucial one to the series overall, and it is something that Brosnahan has reflected on — and discussed with her castmate — at length.
“… we’ve definitely talked a lot about the relationship between Midge and Susie and how much their relationship has evolved over the last couple of seasons,” she explained. Brosnahan shared that she had Borstein “lovingly dubbed their relationship a ‘womance’” early in the process. For the Maisel star, “that feels … true to me.”
Brosnahan is looking forward to ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4
Still, the relationship between the 2 women on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is ever-transforming, and “deepening,” as Brosnahan put it. She expanded on that point to Gold Derby:
You know, they need each other. And by the end of Season 3, a difficult lesson that they’ve both learned in different ways is that they are each the only person that they can trust in this moment, in this business. They have a very intimate relationship, definitely. They’ve seen the ugliest sides of each other and not many other people in either of their lives have seen that.
What will that mean for season 4? Only time can tell, but Brosnahan can’t wait to see what happens between Midge and Susie.
“… I’m looking forward to seeing how their relationship continues to develop and how we learn more about Susie moving forward,” she said.
Cast members Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Bornstein had ‘immediate chemistry’
All of the sparks — romantic or not — that exist between Mrs. Maisel and her manager, Susie are very apparent to Brosnahan as an actor.
“… we had this immediate and very strange chemistry that I think works so well for Susie and Midge,” she explained to Gold Derby. Continuing, Brosnahan gushed about her fellow Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast member:
We are so different but love each other very, very much. I have so much respect for Alex as a person, as an actor, as a mother. I’m so in awe of the way that she moves through the world and it makes absolutely no sense and yet it works completely on and off-camera.