Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler are taking a trip through wine country and down memory lane.
The comedy superstars are featured in the April issue of Vanity Fair, taking a road trip and looking back on their time together on Global’s “Saturday Night Live”, as well as their new Netflix film “Wine Country”.
Rudolph and Poehler each got their big breaks starring on “SNL” in the 2000s.
“We all went through something so significant together. I always say [‘SNL’] was the comedy army,” Rudolph recalls.
Poehler adds, “It was so wild to be in New York then and have a job that was so iconic… So much of live performance is faking that you’re not scared and Maya never seems scared—she always seems like she’s having fun.”
“Wine Country”, which marks Poehler’s debut as a feature film director, premieres May 10 and stars Poehler alongside Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and other “SNL” alums Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey.
“There’s just not enough films that take full advantage of what it’s like to be our age and to be around women that have known you for a really long time but aren’t competing for the same job or the same guy,” Poehler says of her reasons for making the film. “When women are together, they’re really excited to be in their witchy circle. Every film has a certain amount of real estate. It was nice not to give that precious real estate to a story we didn’t wanna tell.”
Poehler continues, “The movie’s not about ladies who can’t act their age,” Poehler says. “A man’s ‘midlife crisis’ is, gets a fancy car, f**ks somebody too young for him, has a crazy weekend, and realizes what he’s got. I don’t even know what the female version of that is.”
Rudolph jokes in response, “Self-mutilation, probably some kegels, Botox parties, maybe a tattoo for the first time?”