'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' has been a marvel this awards season and the star of the show, Rachel Brosnahan has become everyone's favourite, well almost everyone, to be appropriate. While some found Midge as a force to appreciate, some others felt the force lacked many skills.
Recently a tweet grabbed Rachel's eye which confessed that Midge as a parent was horrible. She also went on to claim that how unnecessary it was on the creators part that they had to make her a parent. "You saw them for 2 seconds when they arrived at the Catskills and that's it. They're an afterthought. She has no interest in being a parent so why have her be one? It makes her less likeable. Would have been more interesting to have them later," Leslie Lang tweeted.
Entertaining show. However, I am in the middle of season 2 and I am wondering what the point was in the writers deciding Midge should have two kids.— Leslie Lang (@froglette1969) February 8, 2019
Other users were pretty soon to comment on how one-sided her whole viewpoint was. As was pointed out by one user, "Nobody would call out a male for doing what Midge did," to which Leslie gave her own life as an example saying how she never puts her own kids as an afterthought.
You saw them for 2 seconds when they arrived at the Catskills and that’s it. They’re an afterthought. She has no interest in being a parent so why have her be one? It makes her less likeable. Would have been more interesting to have them later.— Leslie Lang (@froglette1969) February 9, 2019
This is when Rachel decided to clap back at the criticism. With a little pun intended, she agrees that Midge will not win the 'parent of the year" award while pointing out the fact how characters like Mad Men's Don Draper and Breaking Bad's Walter White were not criticised for their parenting.
Absolutely. I’m not sure I would go as far as terrible, however she’s certainly not winning “parent of the year”. But it also doesn’t change the fact that this was not one of the primary criticisms of Don Draper or Walter White who were similarly, single-mindedly ambitious. https://t.co/a1Q3GXCtyH— Rachel Brosnahan (@RachelBros) February 10, 2019
Rachel also clarified that Midge is obviously spending time with her kids off-camera but the whole debate about her parenting is not the point of the story.
Sure. It was also a drama and this is a comedy. Midge isn’t evil but she’s sometimes blinded by her own privilege and can be self involved when it comes to pursuit of her new dream.— Rachel Brosnahan (@RachelBros) February 10, 2019
At the 2019 Golden Globes awards, Rachel Brosnahan won the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. She also won the Critics Choice award along with the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding performance, all for her performance in 'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel'.