Saturday, June 15, 2024

Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Cast of “Mrs. Maisel” Gather to Screen Series Finale and Say Goodbye


The series finale of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will be released this Friday, but Showbiz 411 was there Monday night at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood for an FYC event to see the much-anticipated episode. There was also an honorary Star ceremony for Rachel Brosnahan’s now beloved character Midge Maisel. (This was no mean feat for Brosnahan, who’s starring on Broadway in New York in “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.”)

Before the screening, Rachel and her Emmy winning co-stars, Alex Borstein — who plays Midge’s tough as nails with a heart of gold loyal manager Susie Myerson — mixed it up with the crowd.  They were also both unintentionally donned in bright orange which drew laughs from the crowd of Guild members.

Borstein told the crowd the show’s creator Amy Sherman -Palladino “is a miracle.  Everything that you see on the screen was built from her imagination and her brain.”  Rachel added, “in five seasons over six years, it changed all of our lives. This show was lightening in a bottle.  Saying these genius words and wearing beautiful clothes! Never happens.  Also, there were zero assholes, …then added, “well very few assholes.’

Alex shot back: “Well, there was one asshole!  And you got the beautiful clothes by the way, I did not!  Although I got the comfortable shoes! And comfortable underwear I might add.”  They are a funny duo those two.  After the screening, co-stars Luke Kirby, Caroline Aaron, Marin Hinkle and Kevin Pollak joined the pair.  But alas, as funny as the panel was, we can’t write about it because most of the discussion was about the finale.   

Suffice to say, the ending is actually quite beautiful. It’s the rare series finale that satisfies fans and critics. All the flash forwards we’ve seen during this season now make sense. There should be comedy Emmy Awards for everyone involved, in all categories.

More to come on Friday!

Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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