Maya & Marty's Maya Rudolph and Martin Short Dish on Their Kids – and Their Famous Pals
Rudolph is "usually told to sit down and watch" as her children perform
Maya Rudolph has starred in film, TV and the live stage, but there’s one place she isn’t allowed to be the center of attention – her own living room!
“We have a lot of living room shows,” Rudolph tells PEOPLE of her family, “but I’m usually told to sit down and watch!”
Rudolph has three daughters and a son with husband Paul Thomas Anderson: Pearl Minnie, 10, Lucille, 6, Jack, 4, and Minnie Ida, 3.
“They’ll dance to anything,” she says of her brood, “They’re natural hams.”
Bespite stealing the spotlight, the actress says her oldest daughter is “very proud” of her famous mother, even though Rudolph keeps most of her work under wraps.
“Half the stuff I do is far too blue for my children,” she says, adding, “I shelter them, they’ve never seen half the things I do.”
The former Saturday Night Live cast member is costarring in a new variety show, Maya & Marty where she channels her inner fashionista. She and costar Martin Short (who revives his notorious character Jiminy Glick in the series) sat down with PEOPLE to chat about their latest endeavor.
Short, 66, admits that he too shielded his kids from his work when they were young.
Through a smile he recounts a time when his son Oliver came home from a friend’s house asking, “Hey Dad, did you know you made a Western movie named Three Amigos?”
“That’s the best thing I’ve ever heard,” says Rudolph, 43.
Short’s kids are all grown-up now and have free range of their dad’s work, and Short says the three of them tune in for Maya & Marty.
“Many of them are our old friends,” Short says of the the guest lineup.
“It’s quite a hip hall,” Short jokes.