Rudolph thankful for 'Away' character

May 16, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" star Maya Rudolph says she was "lucky" to have played a complex character in her upcoming U.S. movie "Away We Go."

Rudolph, known for impersonating celebrities such as talk show host Oprah Winfrey on "Saturday Night Live," said it was a nice experience to take a break from her wild comedic personality for the new romantic comedy, Parade magazine reported online Friday.

"I knew that I would get to find the opportunity to play a special person who was more than just funny, she said. "And I got really lucky with this character."

Rudolph, who is pregnant with her second child, told Parade she used her experiences as an expectant mother to fuel her character in "Away," which stars actor John Krasinski.

"One of the main connections I had with my character was that journey that you go through when you're about to have a baby," the comedian said. "I could relate to the people giving you so much information that you didn't need or want or ask for and also having some of it be completely outrageous."

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