The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Fan Favorite Will Have Larger Role in Season 4
One of the most popular characters from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is getting a screen time boost.
Luke Kirby, who earned fan-admiration (not to mention a 2019 Emmy) for playing the real-life comic book Lenny Bruce on the Amazon Prime hit, will have a bigger presence in Season 4, confirms series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
"We never intended Lenny to be as important as him," the EP recently admitted during a virtual panel discussion at the Woodstock Film Festival (hosted by you). "He's only been in [a few] episodes per season. It's weird because he's so present. He's going to be a little bit more [in season 4] which is great."
Sherman-Palladino, wondering about the lightning-fast dynamic between Kirby's Lenny and Rachel Brosnahan's Midge, says, "The chemistry they have and the way they work together and the ease they feel with each other - that's just happiness. You hope for it every time you have a love interest in someone. You hope that there is chemistry there and people get into it. And [Rachel and Luke] just have it. It elevates the level of the plot.
"What I love about [Lenny] is that he respects [Midge] as a comedian," she added. "He doesn't see it as a conquest. I think that's why people react to this relationship."
As we reported earlier this week, production of the Maisel season 4 - delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic - is scheduled to begin in early January. "Costume fittings are happening [now], sets are being built like crazy," revealed AS-P. "We break our stories, we write. And then in December we'll pull the actors in and read the scripts at the table. And then, on January 7th, it's:" On your marks, get set, go. "
Sherman-Palladino is pushed for additional information (read: spoilers) in season 4 and jokes that Baby Yoda will show up. "He's weird," she said to the erupting Mandalorian character. "He's doing 10 minutes in the Playboy Club, that's sensational."
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