Maya Rudolph and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez star as Molly Novak and Sofia Salinas in Loot. The new comedy premieres with three episodes on Apple TV+ today! Following episodes will be released weekly, every Friday. Rudolph also serves as an executive producer.
In Loot, billionaire Molly Novak (Maya Rudolph) has a dream life, complete with private jets, a sprawling mansion and a gigayacht — anything her heart desires. But when her husband of 20 years betrays her, she spirals publicly, becoming fuel for tabloid fodder. She’s reaching rock bottom when she learns, to her surprise, that she has a charity foundation run by the no-nonsense Sofia Salinas (Michaela Jaé Rodriguez), who pleads with Molly to stop generating bad press. With her devoted assistant Nicholas (Joel Kim Booster) by her side, and with the help of Sofia and team — including mild-mannered accountant Arthur (Nat Faxon) and her optimistic, pop-culture-loving cousin Howard (Ron Funches) — Molly embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Giving back to others might be what she needs to get back to herself.
Maya Rudolph has most recently lent her voice to characters in Big Mouth, Human Resources, Bless the Harts, Luca, and The Mitchells vs the Machines. Upcoming, she will be seen in Disenchanted.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is best known for her role in Pose. Additionally, the singer also recently released her single, “Something To Say.”
We discussed Molly and Sofia’s dynamic, the messages they hope audiences take away from the show, unique challenges they hadn’t faced on previous projects, and more!
Watch my full interview below: