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Now that Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has really proven itself with some big wins at the Golden Globes Sunday night, fans are wondering what Season 2 of the comedy might bring. Well, now we have an idea. According to star Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Midge Maisel and won a Golden Globe for her work, we can expect Midge to struggle with the very different worlds she's begun to inhabit.
I've been told a few things that I cannot share at this time. But without giving anything away, I know that certainly something that we'll be exploring in Season 2 is Midge's three very distinctly different worlds. She's a mother and a daughter and a wife...ish. By the time we leave her at the end of Season 1, she's a working woman with a job, and she's also trying her hand at stand-up comedy. And those three worlds, they don't work together very well. So I look forward to watching her struggle to maintain those three different identities simultaneously.
Fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel already knew that Midge had a lot to contend with, but it sounds like things are going to get even more complicated for her in Season 2. The first season of the Amazon hit, which was picked up for two seasons after the pilot aired on the streaming service in March 2017, saw Midge trying to come to terms with being left with two small children after her husband walked out on their marriage. Like quite a few well-to-do women in the 1950s, Midge had thought the focus of her life would be her work as a wife and mother, but she's suddenly forced to make a new life for herself, which includes finding her calling as a (frequently bawdy) standup comedian and trying to provide for her family.
From what Rachel Brosnahan tells Indie Wire, Midge is going to have some difficult choices to make as she forges a path few thought she would, including herself. And, Brosnahan admits that, right now at least, Midge is confused over which of her duties is most important to her and might not be the best at prioritizing if she were forced to do so.
I don't think that she'd know at this very moment. I expect that as we go along further in the series that answer will become clearer to her. Right now, she's obviously giving standup her all, but she still feels very much rooted in those other worlds. And the working world is new for her, as well, and she really loves it. It gives her a new sense of purpose that she wasn't expecting. But she is still very much rooted in her identity as a mother and a housewife. But at this point, I don't think she'd have the answer. And neither do I, but I do expect that to become clearer as we move forward.