‘Mrs. Maisel’ Star Rachel Brosnahan Reveals Eva Longoria Called Her About Time’s Up Initiative (Exclusive)
By Meredith B. Kile
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan wore black to Sunday’s Golden Globes, in solidarity with the newly-created Time’s Up initiative, and opened up to ET’s Nancy O’Dell about how she got involved with the movement.
“I got a phone call very shortly afterward, telling me a little bit about these women who had been meeting for quite some time, asking what they could do to help and how they could best use this platform to bring everyone together in solidarity, women across all industries,” she explained of her involvement, noting that it was Eva Longoria, one of the movement’s A-list organizers, who initially reached out to her.
“She told me... that they had started the legal defense fund, and that they were working on effecting policy, that they've joined together with so many people in this industry, and activists,” continued Brosnahan, who made her red carpet statement in a black embroidered fringe Emporio Armani gown. “And we’re hoping to do more.... I was extremely honored to be invited into this group, and here tonight to invite everyone to join us... You are not alone, and it's really incredible to see that represented here tonight.”
Brosnahan is nominated for her first Golden Globe on Sunday for her starring role in Amazon’s acclaimed new period piece from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. In fact, she’s up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, the same category Longoria was nominated in back in 2005, for Desperate Housewives.
On the show, the 27-year-old actress plays the titular Mrs. Maisel, a newly-single mother of two who pursues stand up comedy in the 1950s. The series is also nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, a first for Sherman-Palladino. (Despite critical and fan acclaim, Gilmore Girls received just one Golden Globe nomination in its seven-season run, a Best Actress nod for star Lauren Graham.)
“It feels incredible,” Brosnahan marveled of the recognition. “I'm here with my whole cast, and our creators, and this is nuts.”
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