When Alex Borstein posted the first photo from Season 3 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” she groaned about having “swamp ass” while on set in Florida.
But Bortstein didn’t go into any more detail — until Page Six caught up with her at the opening of the “Mrs. Maisel” exhibit at the Paley Center for Media.
“Swamp ass happens when you are in wool pants that have a lining, a leather jacket, leather boots, a full shirt and a hat in Miami heat. That’s when swamp ass happens. It’s when a lot moisture gathers in your nether-region,” Borstein, 48, told us. “Don’t pretend like you don’t know what swamp ass is. The New York Post was built on swamp ass.”
While Rachel Brosnahan’s high-fashion looks are a trademark on the show, Borstein’s character wears almost an identical outfit in every scene, consisting of slacks, suspenders, a striped shirt with the same leather jacket and a newsboy cap — not exactly Florida-appropriate attire.
“We shot on Thursday night until 2 a.m. in the theater district,” she told us. “It was muggy out, there was a little bit of a rainstorm. My pants were sticking to me, literally. At the end of the night, I turned to Stephanie, who is a dear friend, as well as my wardrobe mistress, and I was like, ‘These have to be washed. They have to, they are so disgusting.’ She was like, ‘We don’t have time! I’ll hand wash them.’ At 2 in the morning, she was about to kill me.”
She added of her clothes, “Many times they have doubles, but sometimes they don’t. They have a spray wash. We do our best to keep me hygienic.”
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