The matriarch of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has spoken: Marin Hinkle, who plays Rose Weissman on Amazon’s Emmy-winning comedy series, is officially Team Joel. Sorry to everyone who’s team Benjamin… but we don’t make the rules.
“If Zach is watching, he’s going to be angry,” Hinkle told TheWrap in an interview, which you can watch above. “But I think, ultimately, that Joel and Miriam, as I called her, Midge, are soul mates.”
In case anyone needs a reminder, Joel is played by Michael Zegen, Midge is played by Rachel Brosnahan, and Benjamin is played by “Shazam” star Zachary Levi.
“They are so charming and adorable together, and I watched that scene… when he throws the ring and she catches it and they’re out in the street. It’s truly a ballet you’re watching, it’s like truly watching a musical,” she said of the flashback in Season 2 when Joel proposes.
“I watched it that night and just thought, ‘Oh, please get back together.’ But then that would be the end of the series, and I don’t want that to end, so it’s hard to say that I’m really Team Joel, because then they would not have the conflict and the conflict keeps it going,” she said. “But I am. I am Team Joel.”
We all cried a little bit when Midge puts the ring on her finger and Joel stops traffic so they can dance in the street together to her favorite song.
“It’s funny, I know in the first season, people were very angry at him for having left her. But in the second season, I think he comes around for most people, so now you kind of want him back, right?” she said.
Yes, we do. No hard feelings, Zachary.
“He’s a lovely human,” she says of Joel. “He has a lot of growing to do, but so do we. So does Rose. She has a long way to go too, and she makes her mistakes. She has a bit of judgment at times, I hate to say.”
In the end, Hinkle decides that the only clear solution is therapy. For everyone.
“She and Joel, maybe they need to go to therapy together — with Susie. All of them together. Group therapy. And then we bring Miriam in with all her complaints about all three of them. That would be perfect, actually.”