Actress Alex Borstein opened up about her mixed experiences with dating after her divorce from “Gilmore Girls” actor Jackson Douglas. She described her upcoming comedy and singing special, “Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits,” as a deeply personal and fictitious show that explores her post-divorce life after 20 years of marriage. Borstein, who also voices Lois Griffin on “Family Guy,” has been busy with the final season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which began airing recently.
Alex Borstein discusses her varied experiences dating after her divorce from Jackson Douglas, which is explored in her upcoming comedy and singing special “Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits” on Amazon.
Alex Borstein, star of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” opened up exclusively to Page Six about her experiences dating after her divorce from Jackson Douglas in 2014. The actress described her dating journey as “mixed,” with some dates ending disastrously or mortifyingly and others being lovely. These experiences inspired the comedy and singing special, “Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits,” which premieres on Amazon on April 18th.
In the special, Borstein discusses her experiences post-divorce and the challenge of redefining herself after a long marriage. She described the show as “a very deeply personal and wildly fictitious show. And it’s kind of detailing the account of like, post-divorce and coming out of that after twenty years.” Borstein also shares her thoughts on perception, questioning whether people should care how they are perceived.
Borstein married Douglas in 1999 and the couple had two children together. Douglas filed for divorce in 2014, which was settled three years later. In addition to her upcoming special, the actress is currently starring in the fifth and final season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” where she plays the manager of protagonist Rachel Brosnahan.
During the filming of the final scenes of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Borstein admitted she was the first to cry. “It was heartbreaking,” she said. “It was really, really hard to … it’s hard to shoot the scene. It was hard to cut. We just had to take that emotion and make it work for what was happening in the scene. But it was a lot.” Fans of the show can catch the new season on Amazon Prime starting April 14th.
Overall, Borstein’s personal experiences and reflections on perception promise to make her upcoming special a thoughtful and entertaining watch. Fans of the “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will also be sure to tune in to the highly anticipated final season.