Rachel Brosnahan was a revelation last year with her breakout performance in the lead role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It’s one of the best acting performances we’ve seen in a long time as Rachel’s charisma jumped off the screen in this period comedy set in 1950s New York. The ambitious project follows a Jewish housewife who stumbles into stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her. The show features brilliant writing and an impressive cast, but everything revolves around Brosnahan’s performance as lovely Midge Maisel. The show couldn’t work without a great performance in this lead role, and Brosnahan more than delivers as she creates an unforgettable TV character.
Rachel naturally deserved her Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series after Season 1.
We first noticed Rachel in her recurring role as troubled call girl Rachel Posner on “House of Cards.” She was excellent on that show as well, though nothing in that performance prepared us for her breakout role as Midge Maisel. We expect more brilliance from Rachel in Season 2. Here we have lovely Rachel in a 1950s bikini from a scene from the second season, along with another teaser trailer below that includes a clip of that scene.
Naturally, Rachel has been on a publicity tour for the new season, and she shows how she’s just as charismatic in real life as her portrayal of Midge, though here on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert she explains that she could never do stand-up comedy.
Here she joins costars Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen and Kevin Pollak as they discuss the new season on the “Today” show.
Rachel seems very excited about Season 2 based on her Instagram account!
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We’re looking forward to binging Season 2 . . .