The Golden Globe-winning Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel represented at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys with show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, along with stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shaloub, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen and Marin Hinkle.
Brosnahan, who won the Golden Globe in January for playing the title character, started off the panel moderated by TVLine’s Michael Ausiello by saying, “I fell in love with the script at the bottom of the first page.”
Sherman-Palladino interjected, asking,”What was wrong with the top part?”
Brosnahan laughed and continued saying that her life wouldn’t have been complete without playing Midge Maisel. “It’s a dream job from top to bottom,” she adds.
True to the Sherman-Palladino brand, the series has the rapid-fire dialogue that also is evident in their popular series Gilmore Girls. Brosnahan said their scripts are about 15 pages longer than a normal. Palladino pointed out the realism of the dialogue, saying, “We are not too fast; people are just talking too slow.”
Shaloub, who plays Midge’s father Abe Weissman, compares the dialogue to classic films where the characters talk at “breakneck speed” and there’s a certain psychology to it. “It’s all real,” he said. “For us, there’s a certain kind of liberation to that — we can just go-go-go. It’s exhilarating.”