Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are currently in the midst of promoting their new movie Admission, and they ended up reminiscing to Collider about how they first met - in 2004 filming a special for VH1 called Soundtracks Live that never aired. The special was based on a show at the UCB Theatre in New York that Amy Miles and Amy Poehler ran, in which actors would reenact a movie live on stage while a band played the soundtrack. Here’s a bit from the interview, in which Fey and Rudd discuss their reenactment of John Hughes’s Sixteen Candles:
Fey: The show came out great and … they just couldn’t clear any of it.Rudd: We shot it we did everything it was amazing and then John Hughes said no and–Fey: He said he didn’t like it, and it was like… ok, great …Rudd: I had a few different parts … And then I sang a song at the end. With The Vapors. Turning Japanese. And [Fred] Armisen might have been on drums.Fey: And I played one of the grandmothers … [Will] Arnett and I … Amy Miles was Molly Ringwald. [Jon] Glaser was Anthony Michael Hall.
Somebody get that special on YouTube already!