In the weeks since Prince's passing, there have been numerous remembrances of the superstar's hilarious appearance on Fox sitcom "New Girl" back in 2014. Now, star Zooey Deschanel has opened up about her own experience working with the musician, and how the artist had some very specific demands about just who was -- and definitely was not -- allowed to cameo in the episode.
Deschanel appeared on "Conan" and discussed the surreal shoot, telling host Conan O'Brien that the concept for the episode -- Prince throws a party at his house in Los Angeles, which the "New Girl" characters attend -- demanded that some celebrities be there, too, since The Purple One wanted the experience to be as authentic to real life as possible (and obviously, when Prince has a party, his famous friends are going to show up).
But unfortunately for the "New Girl" crew, the decision to invite Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian to cameo (they were apparently friends with someone on set, Deschanel explained) was a bad move. The pair came in and shot a scene, but when Deschanel arrived on set, she found frantic crew members scrambling to erase any evidence of their presence in the episode.
Here's how Deschanel told Conan it all went down:
I get there the day that Prince is supposed to arrive ... and I'm studying my lines. One of the PAs comes in and she's like, 'I need all of the ... scripts.' So she takes mine from me, and then takes everybody else's. ... I walk outside and she has, like, a bonfire. She's burning all the scripts and the call sheets. And it turns out that someone from Prince's camp said, 'Who are the [cameo] celebrities? I hope it's not a Kardashian.' ... And it's just sad, because I think Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner had very kindly come in, shot the scene ... but Prince was running the show.
Prince is a known perfectionist, so it makes sense that he'd want to control every aspect of his "New Girl" appearance. Apparently The Purple One's powers include continually throwing shade on the Kardashians, even from the grave.
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