So if we know anything about Prince, it’s that he absolutely isn’t a fan of the Kardashains. So much that when he made a cameo in a 2014 episode of ‘New Girl,’ the producers weren’t allowed to include members of the family — who had already shot their scenes!
Zooey Deschanel is dropping New Girl secrets! Before the finale, the star of the show headed on Conan to reveal the surprising way that Prince cameo actually happened, plus that Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian were also supposed to be in the episode! Watch her insane video interview here.
“One September day, three years ago maybe, I got an email from his manager, saying that he liked watching the show and he would like to come on,” Zooey told Conan O’Brien on Monday’s show, adding that she was “floored” by the request. The episode centered around a party filled with celebrities — models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros and Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, and more. To hear more about Prince, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
“It turns out that someone from Prince’s camp, said ‘Who are the celebrities? I hope it’s not a Kardashian,’” Zooey explained to Conan. “Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner had very kindly come in and shot the scene!” Afterward, she revealed, the producers were forcing them out since they didn’t want them to cross paths with Prince.
“Anyway, I get there the day that Prince is supposed to arrive and I’m studying my lines, and one of the PA’s comes in and she’s like, ‘I need all of the scripts. She takes mine from me, and takes everyone’s call sheets! I walk outside and she has like a bonfire. She’s burning all the scripts and the call sheets,” Zooey explained. “I felt so bad because everyone had gone out of their way to be there on that day, but Prince was running the show.”
Yup, Prince was so adamant about the Kardashians’ not appearing that he had the producers burn the evidence. Yikes! Well, he is Prince.
Tune into the season finale of New Girl on Tuesday on Fox at 8PM.