Photos of Rachel attending the 19th Annual AFI Awards have been added to the gallery.
A huge congratulations to Rachel on her second Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series win for her role as Midge Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! You deserve it!!
Us caught up with Rachel Brosnahan at the American Express Cash Magnet Simplify Holiday Hosting Supper in NYC on November 27 and shared her marvelous world — including her New Year’s resolution! Read on to learn 25 things about the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress.
1. Growing up, I had a [girl] bunny named Lacey that we later found out was a boy and renamed Larry David.
2. I’m the oldest of three siblings, but the shortest.
3. I just celebrated my 10th anniversary [living] in NYC! I feel like I can finally call myself a New Yorker.
4. I’ve always wished I could draw. Or sing!
5. There’s a scar shaped like a key on my left middle finger from when I was 4 and curious if the stove is still hot after you turn it off. FYI, it is.
6. I have two dogs: a pit bull named Nikki and a Shiba Inu named Winston. They’re my fur children and I love them.
7. Whenever I need inspiration, I watch YouTube videos of all the Elphabas [from Wicked] singing “Defying Gravity.”
8. I recently joined the board of directors at Covenant House International, an amazing organization that provides care and services to young people overcoming homelessness.
9. The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is, “Be kind to everyone. It costs nothing and goes a long way.”
10. Blonde is my natural hair color, but I started dying it dark when I was 16. I feel more myself with dark hair.
11. I have a love affair with travel-size condiments.
12. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be French fries.
13. For a millennial, I’m particularly technologically challenged. It drives my mom insane.
14. I feel the most confident when I’m wearing a suit.
15. My favorite form of self-care is singing at the top of my lungs in the shower and watching episodes of Survivor while snuggling my pups.
16. Sports are big in my family. Before becoming an actress, I tried my hand at basketball, snowboarding, wrestling and lacrosse.
17. Blood doesn’t make me squeamish. I used to love watching documentaries about medical mysteries, and for a minute considered becoming a surgeon.
18. If I could have dinner with any living person, it would be Michelle Obama.
19. I graduated from NYU with a major in theater and a minor in psychology.
20. I’m a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K.
21. I never go anywhere without sunscreen — at least SPF 50! I’m a vampire.
22. I’m perpetually about five minutes late and I hate it. My resolution next year is to be five minutes early instead.
23. I’m a terrible cook because I get distracted and end up burning everything. I once burned spaghetti, which feels like a feat.
24. I learned to play cribbage this year and I’m obsessed.
25. My ideal Friday night is hanging out at my place, drinking wine and playing board games with my friends.
Source: Us Weekly
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, a Global Citizen ambassador and anti-poverty activist, will narrate the upcoming climate change documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh, from Radical Media and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The National Geographic Documentary Films project will air worldwide tonight (Dec. 12).
“Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Brosnahan in a statement.
“I’m proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admire the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue. We need meaningful change,” she added, as she cited former New York City mayor’s Michael Bloomberg’s charitable arm.
According to its boilerplate, “Bloomberg Philanthropies works in 480 cities in more than 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $702 million (USD).”
Paris to Pittsburgh, co- directed by Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio, chronicles climate change-fueled disasters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The film features stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. It also pays particular attention to Pittsburgh, which U.S. president Donald Trump cited when he announced a withdrawal from the worldwide Paris Climate Agreement.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is featured in Paris to Pittsburgh, as he affirms his support for energy efficiency goals.
At the recent Emmy Awards, Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to urge Americans to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. “One of the things that I love most about this show, is that it’s about a woman who is finding her voice anew, which is something that is happening across the country right now… Vote, show up and bring a friend,” she said on-air after winning for best actress in a comedy.
Watch the trailer:
Source: Samaritan Mag
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 TV shows of the year by Associated Press writer Alicia Rancilio.
1. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” on Amazon Prime. From its costumes to the dialogue to the music to the quirky characters, this show is a delight. Watch it to feel good.
2. “This is Us,” on NBC. Some suggest the third season has lagged but this show is still solid, and we can’t discount how invested the public was in just how Milo Ventimiglia’s character, Jack, died. The lead-up and reveal earlier this year launched so many theories, memes, hashtags and jokes about crock-pots. Also, those occasional flash-forwards to show characters in the future keeps us guessing and trying to fill in the blanks between now and then.
3. “Killing Eve,” on BBC America. This cat-and-mouse chase between Sandra Oh as an MI5 investigator and Jodie Comer’s assassin is great fun to watch. Oh has received many accolades for her work on the show, which are deserved, but Comer is also a standout and should be recognized. She mastered various accents and has a smile that can light up a room, before she pounces to kill you, of course.
4. “Succession,” on HBO. This show about a powerful family that owns a major media conglomerate is disturbing, funny, and sad all at once. The characters aren’t likable and don’t even seem to like each other, but to be a voyeur and watch them interact is worth tuning in for.
5. “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” on Amazon Prime. John Krasinski joins Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Chris Pine as actors who’ve portrayed the CIA analyst created by Clancy. In Krasinski’s version, he’s got brawn and brains and he quickly proves he’s a leading man worthy of the role. It’s fast-paced, suspenseful, entertaining and season two can’t come soon enough.
6. “You,” on Lifetime. This show hasn’t gotten enough attention. Penn Badgley is masterful as a psychopathic stalker named Joe who charms his way into the heart of a young woman living in Manhattan. There’s a scene in the first episode where his character stares at his obsession as she drunkenly teeters on the edge of a subway platform like he’s studying an animal in the wild. It’s chilling. Catch up because the series is moving to Netflix for its second season.
7. “Escape at Dannemora,” on Showtime. The real prison escape that this series portrays was in 2015 and caught the world’s attention because of the revelation that the two escapees were helped by a female prison employee. The series, directed by Ben Stiller, is just as interesting. Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano and Eric Lange dissolve into their characters.
8. “The Clinton Affair,” on A&E. This six-part documentary series is an extremely compelling, deep-dive into the events that led up to President Clinton’s impeachment. You may remember the news coverage, but there’s likely information in this series that will be new. Many of the major players including Monica Lewinsky are interviewed extensively and to see her now, as a 40-something year-old woman, reflect on that period of her life with candor and grace is heartbreaking, inspiring and fitting for this #MeToo era.
9. “grown-ish,” on Freeform. Zoey, the eldest child on “black-ish” (played by Yara Shahidi) went off to college and it’s worth keeping up with this new phase of her life. “grown-ish” doesn’t hold back. The show deals with issues that some college kids are faced with, including abusing pills like Adderall and the hook-up culture. Also, Shahidi has major star quality.
10. “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” Netflix. No offense to the original “Queer Eye,” which was fun, but the reboot kicks things up in a major way. For one, tissues are required for viewing because it gets very emotional. The show doesn’t just find men who need a new look, but the five experts go deep into why these guys are stuck in a rut. It’s positive and heart-warming and feels like a hug.
Honorable mentions: “The Good Place” on NBC, “Wild Wild Country” on Netflix, “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu, “Counterpart” on STARZ, “Jane the Virgin” on The CW, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on The CW and “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix.
Source: The Associated Press
Another huge congratulations to Rachel Brosnahan and the rest of the cast and crew of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for their Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations! So happy its looking like another Marvelous awards season!
A full list of SAG Awards nominations can be found here.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Alex Borstein
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Shalhoub
The awards will air on both TNT & TBS on January 27th 2019 at 8PM ET/PT.