‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ star Rachel Brosnahan talks new hit show, says Hollywood can ‘absolutely do better’ in showcasing female comedians

Rachel Brosnahan was certain she was close to death when she flew to Los Angeles just for the chance to audition for a new gig.

The 26-year-old Wisconsin native, who starred as Rachel Posner in Netflix’s political thriller “House of Cards,” was hoping to nab the role of Miriam Maisel, a 1950s housewife who finds solace in the all-boys club of standup comedy. But she had the flu during her trip to LA, and she believed impressing married team Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the creators behind “Gilmore Girls,” would be impossible. However, the actress succeeded, and she’s starring on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to rave reviews.

Fox News spoke with Brosnahan on taking inspiration from two iconic comedians, how Hollywood can do better and how she survived “the plague.”

[SPOILER ALERT: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLOT OF ‘THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL’]

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