We don’t know definitively what Prince thought of the Kardashian family, though we can reasonably piece together a trail pointing to his opinion. There was, of course, the time he kicked Kim off his stage, punctuating his cold boot with the bon mot “Welcome to America.” And now, Zooey Deschanel has revealed that leading up to his appearance on New Girl, the show’s staff had to hide all evidence that Kardashians had been there, in what she says was a literal bonfire.

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Speaking on Conan in the video below, Deschanel describes the episode in which Prince was scheduled to appear; written into the script was a scene depicting a Los Angeles party, like one Prince might have, including a few celebrity cameos, including Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner, which had already been shot. However, that thought was halted after a call from someone on Prince’s team, says Deschanel:

“I get there the day Prince is supposed to arrive, and I’m studying my lines, and one of the PAs comes in and she’s like, ‘I need all the sides,’ which are the scripts. So she takes mine from me, and then takes everybody else’s, and takes everyone’s call sheets, which say all the names of everything, and the times things are happening, and takes them all. I’m like, ‘What is going on?’

And 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 like, ‘Who are the celebrities, I hope it’s not a Kardashian.’”

Damn.

Also in the clip, Deschanel calls Prince’s fandom of New Girl “random.” It’s heartening to know she thought what we thought.


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