MAYA RUDOLPH NEWS, INTERVIEWS & UPDATES
News for 11/28/2005
The following article appeared in the September 2005 issue of Glamour Magazine
News for 5/18/2005
Cast Aboard Altman's Praire Home Companion
Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Lily Tomlin and Maya Rudolph are set to star in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, a spin-off from Garrison Keillor's legendary U.S. radio variety show. Kevin Kline is also in talks to join the cast.
Keillor has written the script and will appear as himself in the movie, which will shoot this summer in Minneapolis, reports Variety.
In the film, as the ensemble of performers, musicians and back-stage crew prepare for the final live broadcast, long-simmering passions boil to the surface while an imperious stage manager struggles to hold everyone together.
Streep and Tomlin play sisters, while Lohan is a sexy ingenue. A menacing stranger, who might just be the angel of death, stalks in the wings, but the show must go on.
News for 4/2/2004
Rudolph, Shepard Fast-Forward to '3001'
By Chris Gardner
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Saturday Night Live" regular Maya Rudolph and "Punk'd" standout Dax Shepard are close to landing lead roles opposite Luke Wilson in "3001," a comedy to be directed by "Beavis and Butt-head" creator Mike Judge.
"3001" centers on Joe Bowers (Wilson), an average American who is selected for a top-secret hibernation program that finds him waking up and living among a society 10 centuries in the future. He finds that civilization is so dumbed-down that he is the most intelligent person alive. Rudolph would will play a prostitute, and Shepard a defense attorney with a perpetually glazed-over look who becomes Bowers' court-appointed attorney.
Rudolph is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy show "SNL" for characters like Donatella Versace and Megan of "Wake-up Wakefield." Shepard next stars opposite Seth Green and Matthew Lillard in "Without a Paddle" for Paramount Pictures.
"3001" marks the first feature directed by Judge since his 1999 cult classic "Office Space." Judge wrote the "3001" script with Etan Cohen, a veteran scribe from "King of the Hill," which Judge also created.
News for 11/9/2003
The following article appeared in the October 10, 2003 issue of Entertainment Weekly Magazine
The following interview appeared in the January 21, 2002 issue of People Magazine