Maya Rudolph’s reveal an embarassing experience
In an interview published with Magazine Clover Hope, the comedian Maya Rudolph looked back at her first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2009. She said that she did not have a good time on the show.
Her first experience with David Letterman’s show
Maya Rudolph said she felt embarrassed after David Letterman the then-host of The Late Show mispronounced her name on the show a decade ago.
She further remembered that she admired and looked up to the then late-night host and when he pronounced her name wrong she just sat still with humiliation and doubt of why she had admired him before.
Maya Rudolph further stated in the WSJ magazine that after David Letterman had said her name wrong she sat there feeling embarrassed and humiliated without knowing how to handle the situation.
As she was new to the industry then, her public persona wasn’t as strong so she was quite unaware of what funny to say to cover up her humiliation.
The apology from Letterman and the further difficulties
As per the reports, it was said that after the show Letterman apologized on air stating that there is no excuse for the mistake he had done.
The comedian, Maya Rudolph said that she struggled to develop a public person for red-carpet interviews and talk shows. She added that she felt like The late-night show experience felt like someone was stealing her soul.
Maya Rudolph getting back on tracks
The former Saturday Night Live star told the magazine that she improved after the experience in the Late night show and improved herself as she grew older.
She also said that after her first appearance on Late Night show she grew a public-facing identity to protect herself from further humiliation but now she has gotten over it and is still improving herself.