Melissa Rivers says she feels “hurt” by the producers of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” —the Amazon series based in part on the career of her famous comedian mother, Joan Rivers.
“I’ve never watched the show, and there’s a particular reason … I know it’s based on my mom and Phyllis Diller, a lot of these different women,” she told Dax Holt and Adam Glyn on their podcast, “Hollywood Raw.”
“It was still so soon after my mom’s death and so raw to me. I would have loved more than anything an e-mail just saying, ‘Hey, your mom was one of the inspirations for this. We hope you love watching the show.’ ” But Rivers said she “never heard a single word from anyone” involved in making the series.
“I guess ‘hurtful’ is the word — that they never even just said [anything],” she said. But she added that she did send “Maisel” actor Jane Lynch flowers and a thank-you note when she won an Emmy for her role in the show. “Because she actually acknowledged my mom,” Rivers said.
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