Rachel Brosnahan on season 3 of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

The actress talks to Peter Travers about the making of her comedy series.
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Transcript for Rachel Brosnahan on season 3 of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
And what of my favorite TV series ever the marvelous misses me though is back. We're seasoned parade. And Rachel Brosnahan. I don't know we keep your wards. They just. Piling up there might and it's that thought it on the toilet yet you're not kidding I know I'm home now because. Okay this is no disrespect know what know you've. You just love them that that the thrown in the toilet it it. I am I appreciate it with a look at them in there when I'm. And if we went right to the toilet it was and I think really lost it at that. Before we let it all go into this. But let me try to take control again. Due to diligence and say. What what can you tell us about seized three. I've seen by deficit to that your honor I think I can in that even though I didn't sign did not disclose. But the fact is I won't spoil it but what and he sat. Think season one it. Followed. Needs. Finding her voice again after her whole life fell apart and seasons you kind of fun the ripple effect of how that affects her family in a criminal life. And season three. Takes made on the road and finds her. Learning how to be a comic. It bigger wave for bigger audiences. Were technically proficient comic. There's your opening for shine on ash is opening for shy involvement. Heat you still thinks it's. Being the big stats you'd grant editor ignorant yes exactly and they. He approved if it. And you have zero experience and Stan. As you're absolutely none and I and and that won't change any time. I don't know because I keep thinking as we watched gauge grow. And her effectiveness. In the days that you would you say to yourself know what rate circus and street talk about stuff in the third person. After you win an Emmy I think. Pointed it at home and Amir Rachel did you talk could. Another person can't hit. You've never had attempt he seemed to just glued to Cologne no way. At a go to clubs at your ride is a lot of us now and to do no absolutely not no wrong with you. You would love it. I've never Gila. Got back on stage again I mean. I you know I've I've. Told this joke far too many times that ballet uses you know when you when he was time to play a surge in on television it's not recommended that you try to perform surgery. It wouldn't go well for anyone he I feel the same way about doing stand up IE. Amy and Dan once told me and that they remember this but before we started shooting this series that they would write something for me. To do in and sending out to an open Mike night or something and and I and I fought back and forth in because I I I and genuinely so worried that I would. Get up and just. Hank and and I would never be in addition to show I would never be able to move past it and that's one of the things I admire about mint and and people who do stand up for a licking his big move past it they get back on the horse right away. I I think that would cracks me he's. Out of the end. But you seem so fearless. Thank you guys now. Really do. You get up there you know you have your manager yeah she's six outs forced him offered to get best citizens not one of those things yet. And I was saying something to before we started and I wanna say it again yeah on air about how these there's eight episodes this season. They all look like movies each one that act which means you guys just don't shoot this in them and you know. A good part of the year. Do look at least I'm not six months shooting eight episodes that's YE. They are the qualities they aren't that that colors and the costumes in the Harry make up in this and photography. And lighting the set design I mean it. It feels like we're shooting a movie every ten to fourteen days it's extraordinary it's like nothing else have ever been apart and and and also never been a part of something weird. The crew and the actors in the office PA's every single person in there hundreds of people working on this show at any given moment. Feel into wolves then. And it every single person's job is so vitally important and every single person's job is seen on screen and that's not always the case. It's released that was our lips everything about it just looks to me it's coming. Simple if you get to keep all the clothes. No hook no but I think I don't want you know those clothes are fitted with them berries tight corset under the death. I don't think I'd want to try to get into this without. Contraption thunder. You also have. The cast of tests and it does seem like the fact yes. And to do more due diligence I think we should look at a clip from okay season favorite which lets see I think it shows. No I didn't know what you have an Emmy and golden gloves and just here's how it's good even less controlled. The truck can we run this clip. We. Might let me purify your daughter's a comedian. Jack house out. It's that German and she gave the Lehman blood do give anyone pump will boost your penis was talking onstage and not mine whoops my mother just said that. Because penis is a funny word. I learned this about comedians say funny words for cheap laughs I think if you had a penis she be talking about you not me. When you talk about your mother's penis if she adds up for hours and hours and hours. Well. There you. Parents. Yeah. Parents in laws were feathers in husband that all of them question marks siblings and that's the whole camp. Tony salute. He so great. Yeah. There was the scene I can talk about because it was in season two your father got to see you perform with the first. And there he is watching this in our yeah. Even though its season three still. Yes and attitude and nobody has a better horrified face that Tyson get a good bet that. Yak this season we're definitely feeling the fallout of of needs is big secret getting revealed. To everyone. I think eve it you know. Even a mention aides have had a tumultuous relationship I still think there's a lot of mutual respect there. But it's been a little bit harder for rose to come around. Mom yes you will lose a lot in the season that people can learn about off. Both of them yet but I'm not going to certain. Is it is much fun as it looks. To laugh. Adding. Isn't it the wrong where B should still many pages today and where we're we just want to. Saying out and make sure we have everything and were always short on time in and we were always so envious of shows how blooper reels because they have enough time to make mistakes. But. We have so much fun together and we have so much I'm getting to talk about this oh and and even when it's the hardest where. Were constantly being pushed and challenged and we're so creatively satisfied and creatively satisfied that group and you can't ask for more than. No it's like yes yes as you well we won't go that. It's. Adam articulate and when success happens which it did pretty quickly in season one yes does that change everybody's attitude. Not do you have more will have a little what's Wagner plan. No if anything like it. It out the bar. Ended its as a group of people who are consummate professionals they've been doing this forever Tony and and Alex and bar and even Michael. And an. But first teens more or does a good opportunity to be is out of it is we are. And so I think we're just counting our lucky stars officials found an audience that we keep getting to me get to keep getting to work with this group of people. And we we feels so genuinely lucky and we just keep making sure that it. Just as good if not even better than next season and atlas before we could feel that. Because again changing more gas is something else yeah that's happening you know I'm forbidden. Two. They this look at you just it's just experience. As an agreement to me in the corner and getting intermittent. Gusts you can. Did you ever see yourself when he started seeing what was you were brawn born outside Chicago. Yes we're Milwaukee and and she moved to Chicago and area I was four he. Then grew up in Chicago suburbs. And boy they wanted to be an actor but didn't always know that it was a career. Always wanted to do it but it kind of felt more like a hobby and that at some point and have to find a real half. What was that first step toward it actually. Some. Just when I started looking at colleges and thinking about what I wanted to study I realized that there was nothing I wanted to do more than mess and and I can't remember. Who senator where I read it that I. That somehow it stuck with me this thing that someone had said about they're not being an option to have a plan fees. There is no such thing as a plan B if you're gonna do this you have to do all the way and and Greece aid and maybe feel vague but you can't. You can't have a back up plan back your mind otherwise you'll go do that because it's so hard sometimes. And especially for starting. And and time I dove and did you have support at home or your parents saying yes rates you can do it there's no plan B. I think they think they were more in support and having some kinda plan B. No no parent wants their kid to come moment like I'm going to be an artist of any kind in a and they want they would've preferred that I. Pursued something more practical loan and become a lawyer doctor. But those things adult all things as easy as pie. But great doctors plan yet our right exactly yeah on this. But I think they they did me great service buying. I nine. Handing everything to me not handing out the tools needed to do it they basically said if you wanna do this and you're have to make it happen and mr. psychics and acting classes and you should probably start babysitting want to pay for that affect the east and they wanted to prove it said then but also I think to myself. And anonymity grateful for that now. I read somewhere that when you were high school kids love the wrestling did I can imagine. You do that. The IR this single act out that now I think yes you are verdict. No it and it's funny that's become everyone's favorite finalists back because you stop and say really that went up in a really athletic family my dad played tennis mind brother Hakim as its soccer. And we'll riddles awarded since he'd know ended but. A that I had a lot of friends who to in the wrestling team and we've been doing it since junior high and it always wanted to do it. And man and I love the fact it once and even though it was primarily considered a Wii Sports section defied a bye week so. If you believe the same you you house at different skills that tonight that your your compete against another and gender has nothing to do with it. I loved it was so hard in the workouts Lawrence Keane but I. I've made the enjoyed it is both the teens or an individual sports same time. I would I would check to continue with it I mean they're musical. And that I. To protect its effect on the what I did not just on his dad and platonic cat suit you don't take your husband your family and friends let let wrestled. No not eased up I'm last night had a couple Cox. Look I don't think it would be great idea one day I'll without this England head gear again if there's still time. Let's find glow if they don't go into that you know like written. A lot of money is not yet 100. O'Neill thinks it's the dream for me there are at it. So you used the heart and you go did NYU to Tisch school so it's that thing. What was the you know I saw on this your first movie a movie through and I never saw the unborn. I had never did because I did all the way it's sort of yes it is a very very small part yeah I was in high school and high. YE got an audition and my. You know small agents at the time candidates on the commitment to beat us auditioned biggest opportunity ever have in my whole life. And I I skipped school and missed a very important test. And an opposition for it and and somehow I ended up with this heart my mom had to be in step with means and is playing. Schooler and college student but Patton. I would definitely the only person of that age and on this is that everywhere Nelson went much older and I got sewn into this little top with the critics here. Well it got up I know it is doing as someone said to mean. That in order to act on film and TV he should just mumble airlines. And riding it out and touch in the thing. And there are currently. But I don't think we're because I think it is I don't ask that the. Because he didn't seniors TV right did like yen one year of Gossip Girl here at some there yes. Yes it is kinda cool it's kind of like learning what is. I love what you're doing to do it that way I was in school and learning ton. And and was getting little opportunities to pop in an out of various. Television shows and films over shooting in an out of New York. Sometimes the line here couple lines there in. And agree. Opportunity to it would to try things and and sometimes feel like I've failed miserably and then go back to school which is such a safe place and say. Title this stuff that I thought I was supposed to do none of that works please help me. I feel so lucky that that it's been such. A slow a slow burn. So we talked a little bit about your movie career that is now your producer. Dan you're could you getting to produce your own stuff yeah. Success is good when you can do that it's been and Catholic your mission statement as a producer. Well I aid you know right now the project and producing the film called I'm your woman that I'm starring and she's contracted by a wonderful wonderful woman in Julie Hart hopes he. And and copious in the Jordan or when it she and Jordan that script together. And I'm I'm really just getting started but part of what I'm hoping to do is also producing them not you know I've had been given. This platform because of its project that. People love so dearly and I and I like to share but to be able to help. A lift and center artists who deserve a shot at peace about four men who. Might not have that opportunity elsewhere. But sending them really excited about and so can figure out how to how to do. Well it's exciting thing it is scary. App at the same time college all good content you know really a good thing yes payments because we know now that you're not gonna pursue united do another thing we yours stand up comic. Ever beyond myself it's fast it's up to two tickets ration from any of the women comments that do this. I look to line to a woman named Jean Carroll is kind of a lesser known early female comic and certainly one of eighty pioneering and comedian that I originally thought that it was inspired by her and later learned that that's true but but. Seeing we've. She's so good as you so. Quick and use three steps ahead of her audience at any given moment and there's is a brilliant. Brilliant clip attic and it became the foundation for managed weird. Jean Carroll's swapping jokes left and right on some news and show me it was certain. And and she dropped the joke so quickly that the audience. Doesn't quite catch it. She threw. We have to beat for laughed and he goes cannot cannot cannot run the said that says the joke again and I think. Cleaning equipment. And added that image I think it is fair to Jeanne there's a lot of Jean Carol well this is the first time you've been on the issue. Yet know we've talked before I am so you don't really know that we and in the little song. And since you had such a vast experience in musical theater and I schooling don't know what you first musical role ones. A lot of ensemble in. OK Pat Quinn both garlic and for now yup that was it proud ensemble member of what is their solemn song that's in your heart. My heart so lovingly about mass. Ill dying. And why this song came back into my mind in my heart recently about. Hi dad. In them. Big Jimmy Buffett fan. He and we grew up on the McDonough drive to school in the morning and and it was kind of special time for us suspend together in just the last Jimmy Buffett. So. Cheeseburger in Paradise as a favorite. Will give me a little bit of it. A gang that goes a little something like this and that which is words and while he. C Keeney that it Cheaney and longer we. I am staying warm sun and a huge chunk of me did then it. She's very very end pet hair it's nice having. It almost harmonizing with your myself it's. Wait here thanking film thank you veterans anything.

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