Maya Rudolph Accuses David Letterman of Embarrassing and Humiliating Her on His Show!

Maya Rudolph Accuses David Letterman of Embarrassing and Humiliating Her on His Show!
Maya Rudolph revealed how David Letterman made her feel at an interview. source: Page Six
  • Maya Rudolph did not feel so good during an interview with David Letterman in 2009.
  • The star revealed Letterman embarrassed and humiliated her in front of everybody.
  • Rudolph also confessed that she struggled with interviews and red-carpet appearances during the initial days of her career.

Maya Rudolph says David Letterman did not treat her well on his show

Maya Rudolph did not quite enjoy her interview when she appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2009.

The Bridesmaid star, 50, spoke to WSJ magazine and revealed what happened on the show. She said:

“He said my name wrong, and I just sat there, like, I grew up my whole life in love with you. And now my heart is broken. And I’m sitting here embarrassed and humiliated,”

She continued:

“I didn’t know how to handle it,”

Maya Rudolph
Rudolph revealed David made her feel embarrassed and humiliated. source: Page Six

“I didn’t know how to come up with something funny to say. My public persona muscle wasn’t strong yet.”

Letterman’s reps are yet to comment on Maya’s statement.

Rudolph got her shot at fame after joining Saturday Night Live in 1999. The star also confessed that she always found it hard to cope with interviews and red-carpet appearances during the start of her career.

The comedian explained:

“It would always feel like someone was stealing my soul,”

“That’s where, over the years, I created a persona to protect myself.”

She added:

“I’ve definitely gotten much better. When I’m uncomfortable, I try to be funny.”

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Rudolph does not consider herself a celebrity

Rudolph is very humble when it comes to fame. Despite being in the entertainment business for decades, she still does not like to call herself a celebrity.

Talking about fame, Maya said:

“I know I’m a working actor and people know who I am, but I don’t feel like a celebrity, because that word means something else today to me,”

“There are a lot of different types of celebrities these days and a lot of self-made celebrities where people are famous for being famous, and that isn’t what I do.”

Maya Rudolph
Maya shares four children with her partner Paul. source: People

Rudolph was expecting at the time of her infamous 2009 Letterman interview. Today is the mother to kids Pearl, 17, Lucille, 12, Jack, 11, and Minnie, 9, whom she shares with her partner Paul Thomas Anderson.

The actress also told WSJ that no matter how busy she is with her work, she always makes an effort to give her family much love and attention.

The Grown Ups actress said:

“Believe me, I am not a Pollyanna who’s like, I smile all day, every day. I get stressed out, I get pissed off, but I learned I could make a choice for myself, and it’s liberating,”

“Maybe people who’ve worked as long as I have make other choices and have nicer cars. I don’t know, but it’s so important for me to [try to] have that balance.”

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