That is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” Amy Sherman-Palladino talking about the complex funny lady for the ages that she and husband Daniel Palladino created for their Amazon Prime series about a late-’50s housewife and mother who pursues a stand-up career in nightclubs after her husband cheats on her. But Miriam “Midge” Maisel (played by Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan) was actually inspired by Amy’s comedian father, Don Sherman, a stand-up comic who appeared in four “Rocky” movies and wrote for TV series and variety shows who died in 2012 at age 80.
As her hubby says, “When Amy writes about you, it is very slimming.”
Amy adds, “I put you in a corset.”
A few days before the 71st Primetime Emmy nominations were announced, the married creators spoke to Gold Derby (watch the exclusive video above) about the comedy’s second season.