Maya Rudolph has had a great career in comedy. From a cast member on Saturday Night Live, to comedy movies, to my favorite guest character on The Good Place, she brings humor everywhere she goes.
Though her ongoing legacy may be one of less nuance, if her words are anything to go by.
Rudolph recently went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, guest hosted by Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy and Rudolph obviously started talking about their friendship and the movie they starred in together, Bridesmaids.
Apparently, Rudolph cannot outlive an infamous scene from the movie.
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She explains a recent trip to Starbucks.
"I was at Starbucks recently and my Starbucks name, in case anybody wants to know, is Donna, because no one spells Maya correctly. And then they pass it to the next person and they say 'Mia' or 'Moira.'"
"But I have to answer to it, so I just changed it to Donna."
However, on this Starbucks trip, they did not say Donna. Or Mia. Or Moira.
"So I was waiting for them to say Donna, and this guy just sheepishly handed me this cup."
They then show a cup with her infamous line written on it instead of a name.
'It's happening. I'm sh---ing in the street.'
That is a pretty interesting legacy to have.
Bridesmaids received critical acclaim upon release. The film's crossover appeal of a raunchy comedy starring hilarious women has made it a touchstone for discussion about female led movies.
That raunchy humor however has left an imprint on the work of the comedians in the film. Rudolph is the lady who 'sh-- in the street' while McCarthy is the one with 'molten lava' coming out of her.
That appeal has endured though, with people still talking about how much they enjoyed the film.
Everyone has a story of their name being called wrong at Starbucks, but it's unlikely it's this bad.
Maybe next time they write "Don" instead of "Dawn" on your cup, you'll be grateful you aren't "The lady who is sh---ing in the street".