Maya Rudolph wants you to know that she is absolutely not pretending to be Oprah on the NBC show Up All Night. Though the actress portrayed Oprah on Saturday Night Live, she emphatically stated that her character of Ava is an entirely different take on a daytime talk show host.
The Hollywood Reporter has snippets from her interview with the Chicago Tribune. Rudolph became agitated when the reporter continued to press her on similarities between her character and Oprah, and said, "I have yet to see the similarities between my character and Oprah."
So there you have it!