‘Maid’ lively roundtable conversation: Showrunner Molly Smith Metzler, director John Wells, actors Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell on their new Netflix series [Watch]

‘Maid’ lively roundtable conversation: Showrunner Molly Smith Metzler, director John Wells, actors Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell on their new Netflix series [Watch]
Reading Stephanie Land‘s memoir “Maid” “ruined my sleep for several nights,” explains Molly Smith Metzler. The book told the story of the author’s struggle to escape an abusive relationship while cleaning homes to support herself and her young daughter. Metzler adapted that harrowing story into a 10-episode Netflix limited series, and she joined us for a special Gold Derby Spotlight Q&a along with director and executive producer John Wells and actors Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell. Watch our 30-minute panel discussion above.

“It really upset me that this country makes it so difficult for someone like Stephanie Land to care for her daughter and to make ends meet,” Metzler adds about the story, which doesn’t just detail the hardships of abuse and poverty, but the roadblocks put in place by institutions that are supposed to help. “I was really angry and upset by the book and
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