Maya Rudolph She recalled feeling “embarrassed and humiliated” during her first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
The “Bride” star told WSJ magazine in an interview published Friday.
The 50 year old comedian She went on to say that she didn’t know how to “handle” the situation at the time in 2009.
She added, “I didn’t know how to come up with something funny to say. My public character muscles weren’t strong yet.”
In 1999, Rudolph rose to fame when he was a cast member of “Saturday Night Live”.
She opened up about her challenges while in the spotlight, admitting that she struggled with interviews and red carpet appearances.
“I will always feel as if someone is stealing my soul,” said Rudolph. “This is where, over the years, I’ve created a character to protect myself.”
“She definitely improved a lot,” she said. “When I feel uncomfortable, I try to be funny.”
Last year, Rudolph won her second Emmy for her portrayal of Vice President Kamala Harris during her guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live”.
Her recent work includes voicing Hormone Monstress, Connie, on Nick Kroll’s teen Netflix show “Big Mouth.”
She will also star in the sequel to “Enchanted” titled “Disenchanted” alongside actress Amy Adams in November.
Despite playing many famous comedic roles during her career, Rudolph said that she does not consider herself a celebrity.
“I know I’m a working actress and people know who I am, but I don’t feel like I’m famous, because that word means something else to me today,” she said.
“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, which is not what I do.”
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