There was a sense of deja vu at work as Rachel Brosnahan received her Golden Globe nomination for actress in a comedy or musical series Thursday. This year began with "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" star winning the Golden Globe in the same category for the first season of her show. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, she has been nominated for the second season, which debuted Wednesday on Amazon.
"It's just wild," said Brosnahan, reached by phone as she was playing tourist while on location for an upcoming movie set in Prague. "It's the warmest welcome for Season 2." Below, she speaks about her nomination and some of the key sights in the Czech Republic capital.
Q: The day would seem to be starting on a good note for you, right?
A: I'm actually in Prague, so it's just gotten dark. It's evening for me. I was very awake when I got the news. I've only been in Prague for a couple of days so I'm still not quite with the time difference. I was actually on a walking tour. And I was in a Gothic cathedral, I guess, and was trying not to look at my phone as it was going off. I just continued on the walking tour. I waited until I got out of the church to check my phone.
Q: The Globes have sort of become part of the show's success story -- did it seem that way to you, that last year's win gave the show a boost?
A: Absolutely -- 100 percent. We had just aired the first season when nominations were announced last year. It was really what helped people find us to begin with. We are so grateful to be recognized for a second -- they are absolutely part of the beginning of our story. It both feels like eternity ago and like yesterday.
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Q: Do you think that Midge would do well hosting the Globes?
A: I think Midge 1/8Brosnahan's character in the show3/8 would be so great at this; Rachel, uhhhh.
Q: What do you remember from the ceremony last year?
A: Very little, honestly. I feel like I was just buzzing the whole night. I was so nervous and excited -- so many conflicting emotions. I just remember seeing Oprah and forgetting everything, including my name. It was a really special night. One I have completely forgotten and one I will never forget.