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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Three, Episode Five Recap: How That Pool Scene Between Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein Was Really Filmed

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“Miami was a little cursed,” Brosnahan says, with a laugh. “It was just so hot. Heat records were being broken while we were there, and Alex was just melting in her leather jacket, wool pants, and boots by the pool. We had a very limited time to get a lot done, and the weather was not on our side. There was either a monsoon or a million degrees and humid.”

Brosnahan says that while she was trying to keep cool between takes, paparazzi were lurking nearby to snap photos. “There are some really hilarious and awful photos in various states of heatstroke, where I’m fanning myself and look like I’m about to keel over,” she says. “There’s one funny one where I’m making a weird face while wearing a giant hat in a cape dress and fanning myself intensely. We actually got rained out of one of the pool days, so all of that pool stuff was consolidated into one day. It was a miracle we got it all finished in a day.”

It wasn’t just Brosnahan and Borstein who had to contend with the sky-high temps. The crew was also dealing with sunstroke, according to Borstein. “So many people went down out there. Florida’s rough, man,” she says. “I guess people retire there because they just stay indoors in their air-conditioned retirement home.”

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Now that it’s been about six months since the scene was filmed, Borstein hopes she’ll be able to watch it eventually. “I don’t usually watch myself, but I’m sure one day I’ll watch it. I hear it’s really funny.”

It is. Take my word for it.

The third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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