Maya Rudolph is quite rolling. The SNL alum, who received a nomination for best guest actress in a comedy series six years in a row – winning in 2020 and 2021 for her return to NBC sketch series, first special appearance as Vice President Kamala Harris and later as host – also picked up two messages and wins over the past two years for outstanding character voice acting performance in Netflix’s Big mouth. Playing Connie, the erotic, sensual and bubble-bathing hormone actress who guides the teenage characters through their clumsy transition into young adulthood, brings home Rudolph’s third nomination in this category this year – and victory would see her reach three peatlands and her fifth Emmy in three years. Here she said CHEAP about her excitement over her latest nod and her animated alter ego going to party with who the post-Emmys are.
What does this third nomination for the role of Connie mean to you?
Surrealism. The fact that I won two Emmys for Connie is surreal. Maybe because it all happened during COVID?! I’m glad that something I helped create has a life of its own. I’ve never seen so many tattoos of any character I’ve ever done.
What is the most cut you have to make? Big mouth?
To Jessi Glaser, voiced by Jessi Klein: “She’s not your mother anymore. From now on, you call her ‘Shannon.’ “
Have you ever used (or been tempted to use) Connie’s voice in a work or other social setting?
Oh, I definitely gave everyone a little “bubble bath” [one of Connie’s catchphrases] if they ask for it. I really like it.
Who would Connie want to date at Netflix’s after-Emmys party?
Total Strange things cast. She is a really big fan.
The edited interview is long and clear.
This story first appeared in a July independent issue of The Hollywood Reporter. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.