Maya Rudolph is one impressive woman. She's talented, hilarious, and has quite the spirit, but she also has her insecurities. She recently dove into those sensitivities in an interview with The New York Times Magazine when she discussed her past problems with her hair. Apparently, while on the set of Saturday Night Live, some of her co-stars were anything but kind when they made remarks about her "super, super, super-thick and super-curly" hair.
When she first arrived on set, she had natural hair, which was so thick and curly it struggled to get underneath the wigs for the show. This led to endless hours of straightening and blowouts to calm those curls, and during this process, people got to be quite rude.
She disclosed in her interview that the hair studio in the building, "was on the same hallway as a lot of the dudes' dressing rooms. And every [expletive] Friday night, we'd hear some [expletive] white guy walking down the hall going, 'Is something burning in here? What's burning?'"
And whenever she responded, it was an aggravated, "I'm. Get-ting. My. Hair. Done."
Even before Maya started on SNL, she experienced rude comments from the people behind the scenes.
"Every time I'd work, they'd be like, 'I really don't --- like, can I touch? --- I really don't know what to do with your hair.' They would just say the most awful, disgusting things."
But Rudolph powered through it by using what she's best at, her incredible sense of humor.
"I know that part of owning being funny was an armor, and was, like, to literally not cry. It's a protection. Just be like: 'Oh, yeah! I'm the lady with the crazy hair.'"
According to Maya, her humor was, "so much better than the painful alternative. The alternative is I'm an ugly duckling. I'm just a weirdo."
Apparently, bullying happens not just past elementary school, but also in the entertainment industry. It's truly heartbreaking to hear that Maya was made fun of for being her natural self, but she came through to the other side a much stronger and more confident individual. What do you think of this story? Is it surprising to hear about the struggles this star went through? Let us know in the comments below!
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