Maude Apatow, who is best known for her role in HBO’s hit series Euphoria, recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about her latest project, starring as Audrey in the Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors. Apatow discussed her experience doing eight shows a week, spotting famous faces in the audience, and even shared her intermission ritual with the audience.
During the interview, Audrey II made an appearance to perform “Feed Me”, which was one of the highlights of the show. Apatow mentioned that she has extended her run in the production through April 30, where she will continue to star alongside Tony Award winner Matt Doyle (Company) as Seymour.
One of the most interesting parts of the interview came when Apatow revealed her intermission ritual. She confessed that she has to touch the plant’s lips with both hands before act two, stating “I don’t know how that started but now I really can’t stop doing it. I thought I was being slick about it and I don’t think I am. I think everyone’s like, ‘Why are you rubbing on the plant?'” This quirky little habit shows the level of dedication and care that Apatow puts into her performance.
Aside from Little Shop of Horrors, Apatow also discussed her musical theatre background and the thrill of spotting famous faces in the audience. With her incredible talent and undeniable energy, it’s clear that Apatow is a rising star in the world of theatre.
If you’re interested in seeing Apatow in action, Little Shop of Horrors is currently playing at the Westside Theatre in New York City. In addition to Apatow and Doyle, the show also stars Tony Award Nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Ohio State Murders) as Dr. Orin Scrivello D.D.S., Tony Award Winner Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!, The Producers, Jekyll & Hyde) as Mushnik, and an ensemble cast that includes Aaron Arnell Harrington, Tiffany Renee Thompson, Khadija Sankoh, D’kaylah Unique Whitley, Camryn Hampton, Weston Chandler Long, Jeff Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Chelsea Turbin, and Teddy Yudain.