Watch the exclusive video interview above. Just as a springboard, trying to find a physical vocabulary for who Shy Baldwin would be. Of course, I heard his name so much in the theater community in New York. He was laying down the track and literally I just stared at his face to see how his lips moved, how his face formed the notes he was hitting. I wanted to really get the lip-synching. I literally would sit and watch where he took his inhalation and marked those. McClain goes on to talk about working with Sterling K. Be sure to make your Emmy nominations predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before the nominees are announced on July And join in the thrilling debate over the Emmy Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.
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Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel loves to mix the real-life New York City of the s and s the Stage Deli, the downtown comedy scene, protests in Washington Square Park with fiction, and though Lenny Bruce played by Luke Kirby on the show was a real comic with real arrests and an affection for profane, over-the-top sets, another character, Shy Baldwin, isn't so real.
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By Danielle Turchiano. Senior Features Editor, TV. McClain : Right from the producer session the year prior, before I shot [Season 2] Episode 9, when I sat down with Amy [Sherman-Palladino] and Dan [Palladino], they had an idea of where that arc would take us in the following season. So they did tell me upfront that Shy was dealing with some issues and some deeply held secrets, one of which is that he is gay, and all of the troubles that go into that. So I knew pretty early on, but I had to wait until we did the table read of [Season 3] Episode 6 to learn how it gets revealed. We never spoke directly about the absence or the presence of the term, of the word [gay]. I think what they were more concerned with was how to frame it — how it comes out and what effects it has on him as a character. We never actually talked about the use of the term or not, it was definitely more character-driven as to how we would get to that reveal.
Spoilers ahead for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2. By now, fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel likely know Lenny Bruce — the comedian Midge befriended back in Season 1 — was, in fact, a real stand-up.