'Prince was running the show,' star Zooey Deschanel says
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When Prince appeared on a 2014 episode of New Girl, he had a specific request: no Kardashians. Unfortunately, the crew found that out too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel went on Conan Monday night and recalled how Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner came to set for a scene at Prince’s house. “I get there the day Prince is supposed to arrive and I’m studying my lines and one of the PAs comes in and she’s like, ‘I need to take all of the sides, the scripts,'” Deschanel said. “I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ I walk outside, and she has, like, a bonfire. She’s burning all the scripts and the call sheets.”

Deschanel continued, referring to the episode’s celebrity cameos: “It turns out that someone from Prince’s camp said, ‘Who are the celebrities? I hope it’s not the Kardashians.'” Hence the cautious PA’s decision to burn all evidence that the two reality TV stars were ever there.

“I felt so bad because obviously everyone had gone out of their way to be there on that day,” Deschanel said. “But Prince was running the show, so.” Watch the whole clip below.

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