If you want to heckle The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel about her parenting skills, be careful: You might get some pushback from the show’s star.
Rachel Brosnahan responded to fans complaining that we never see her stand-up comedian character Midge taking care of her two young kids on the Amazon comedy. It started when Brosnahan retweeted a reply from co-star Alex Borstein defending Midge: “Being likeable is for tweets. Women are complex creatures.”
Then Brosnahan entered the fray herself, saying she wouldn’t call Midge a “terrible” mother. She admits that Midge is “certainly not winning ‘parent of the year,'” but also points out that we never heard similar complaints about the parenting skills of male characters like Mad Men‘s Don Draper or Breaking Bad‘s Walter White:
She added that Midge is “definitely” spending time with her kids off-camera, but “her life as a mother is not the primary focus of the story.”
Brosnahan recently won a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her role as Midge in Season 2 of Mrs. Maisel, which debuted on Amazon in December. She also took home the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Season 1 in September.
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