*Maya Rudolph is a huge Prince fan. She’s spoken about it many times in interviews and has even performed his music as part of her tribute band, Princess.
And as Beyonce on “Saturday Night Live,” she was Prince’s confidante.
When she finally got to meet Prince one day, not only did he say he was a fan of hers, too, but also expressed deep admiration for her late mother, singer Minnie Ripperton.
The actress, back on the big screen this month with her “SNL” road dawgs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in “Sisters,” took a trip down memory lane during the film’s press conference. The destination – the 80s.
It’s the decade when their characters first became arch enemies, and the decade when, in real life, Prince was just one of several posters on Maya’s bedroom wall.
“I had the bunk bed that Arnold and Willis had,” she said, referring to the “Diff’rent Strokes” characters. “My bunk bed [faced] up and I had the poster of ‘Flashdance’ there, which I looked at a lot. I studied it a lot. And I had a very large poster, later on, of Prince.”
Maya, alongside co-stars Fey, Poehler and Ike Barinholtz, talks about her beloved Prince poster, below:
“Sisters” arrives in theaters on Dec. 18.
Watch the trailer below: