Michael Zegen, the talented actor known for his role as Joel Maisel in the hit TV show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," recently spoke about his audition experience for the role. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly at the 2018 Emmy Awards, Zegen shared some interesting details about the process.
Zegen revealed that he initially auditioned for a different character in the show. He explained that he went in for the audition thinking he was trying out for the role of Midge's ex-husband, Joel. However, the casting directors quickly realized that he was better suited for the role of Joel himself. Zegen admitted that he was disappointed at first when he didn't get the part he auditioned for, but he soon realized that the producers saw his potential for the bigger role.
The actor also discussed the challenges he faced during the audition process. He mentioned that he had to overcome his nerves and channel his energy into the character of Joel. Zegen explained that he was nervous because he was a fan of the show and knew it was a role he really wanted. However, he managed to relax and deliver a strong audition that impressed the casting directors.
When asked about his chemistry with Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the lead character Midge Maisel, Zegen spoke highly of their working relationship. He described Brosnahan as a talented actress and praised her ability to perfectly embody the character of Midge. Zegen also discussed the importance of their chemistry on-screen, stating that it helps him perform better and enhances the overall quality of the show.
Zegen expressed his excitement about being a part of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and how it has changed his life. He acknowledged that the show has opened up new opportunities for him and has allowed him to explore different genres and characters. Zegen finds it exciting to be a part of a show that is loved by audiences and critics alike and has received multiple award nominations.
Overall, Zegen's interview shed light on his audition experience for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and the journey that led him to the role of Joel Maisel. Despite initially auditioning for a different character, Zegen's talent and chemistry with his co-stars helped him secure the key role. The actor's passion for the show and dedication to his character have proven to be one of the many factors contributing to the success of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."