“There’s something about me that people like laughing at” – Rebel Wilson
Comedienne Maya Rudolph opened up about how hectic her life was during her Saturday Night Live days and her grossest scene in last year’s box-office smash wedding comedy Bridesmaids.
Maya Rudolph talked with Time Magazine a couple weeks ago regarding the rise of women in comedy (she doesn’t know why people keep asking because it’s not a big deal to her – I agree), trying to raise kids while on Saturday Night Live and her career inevitability (her mom is singer Minnie Riperton). She also talks about her NBC show, Up All Night.
“I definitely know how it feels to be the person walking in and doing an audition”
“Bridesmaids” Chris O’Dowd on his new found fans: “It was a very strange sensation to hear myself being, ‘awed.’ It’s very odd”
“I’m overjoyed that it’s doing so well, it’s a hell of a ride!”
“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig: “If people are reacting in a believable way you can kind of take an audience anywhere”
Feig guided the cult TV show “Freaks and Geeks” to become a critical darling. After working on smaller films, he graduated to working with A-list producers like “Bridesmaids” Judd Apatow.
The movie is about friendships and relationships and each character has the chance to add their own bit of realism to their part.
I had no experience, and this city is filled with people who have experience and who are trying and going out there and auditioning and taking classes and doing plays. And I was like, ‘I took Acting 101. Hi, L.A.! I’m ready to be discovered!’ Which didn’t really happen.”