Rachel Brosnahan Thought She ‘Ended Her Career’ After Auditioning for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rachel Brosnahan on set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

It’s onerous to think about Rachel Brosnahan giving something lower than a stellar efficiency. Whether you’re conversant in work by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, House of Cards, or Manhattan, there’s no denying that the actor has immense expertise. But, when she was auditioning for the a part of Midge Maisel throughout her first audition for the hit Amazon comedy present, she was positive she was bombing. In reality, Brosnahan felt she could have ruined her profession along with her efficiency.

Rachel Brosnahan on set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Even although Brosnahan is a profitable actor with an ever-growing resume, auditions nonetheless make her loads nervous. This was very true of her first audition for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Because the actor’s roles had been largely dramatic, not less than up till that time, she was terrified to exit for such a comedic position. But, the Beautiful Creatures alum has at all times chased after issues that scare her. In an interview with Vulture she revealed simply how nervous she was within the audition room.

Rachel Brosnahan was terrified to audition for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

“I have not stopped being terrified,” Brosnahan confessed. “I think I blacked out for the whole audition process, honestly. I have said many times, ‘I wanna do things that scare me’ I took that very literally and here we are. But I was searching for something. Comedy was not necessarily the thing that I thought it would be, but I was searching for something that felt scary to me,” the star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel shared.

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But simply what did this scary audition entail? According to Brosnahan, she needed to memorize a variety of traces. In her thoughts, issues didn’t go nicely in any respect, however the creatives behind The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel clearly felt a lot in another way.

The actor thought she’d ended her profession earlier than being forged as Midge

“The audition process was a lot of dialogue,” the 30-year-old revealed. “I auditioned with the wedding monologue, the big breakup scene with Joel, and the final stand-up. I left my first audition feeling like I’d sufficiently ended my career and was thrilled and surprised to be called back in and go out to L.A. to meet Amy and Dan,” Brosnahan shared.

Unfortunately, Brosnahan didn’t catch a break after that first audition. She truly needed to cancel her second audition (known as a callback within the business) as a result of she received tremendous sick. However, Brosnahan ultimately powered by and made issues work in her favor.

Brosnahan was extraordinarily sick throughout her callback for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

“When I got the call, I thought I had the plague,” the actor shared about her callback for the present. “I was dying of some mysterious illness, and couldn’t get out of bed for ten days or something. I had to cancel my callback with them because I literally couldn’t get out of bed, and I was so worried that they were just gonna move on. So, I rallied and a couple of days later I was like, ‘I’m gonna go,’ and I was a disaster. I was sweating. I was so sick, I couldn’t touch anybody. My feet were sweating so much I had to take my shoes off part of the way through the audition. I think I had no choice but to let go, you know? Nothing to hold on to,” Brosnahan confessed.

Clearly, issues labored out in Brosnahan’s favor as she landed the position of Midge. Now, we are able to’t see anybody else in that position. That stated, we’d like to get our fingers on her audition tapes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. We’re curious to see if the auditions had been actually as intense because the actor remembered them.

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