Apollonia Makes Appearance At 'Purple Rain' Celebration


(Radio.com) Since Prince died in April, there have been tributes from many of his former proteges, from Sheila E. to Carmen Electra. One familiar face missing from the tableau has been Apollonia Kotero, co-star and love interest in the iconic Purple Rain.

That void was filled when Apollonia made an appearance at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening of the film Monday night (Aug. 29), and described her 1983 audition process for the role, reports Billboard.

"I walked in and they asked me to take my shoes off. I thought wow, they're into feet," she joked. "Later I learned they were flying me to Minneapolis to meet Prince, who takes me out for a ride in a purple limo. He was very reserved and shy. I'm like Chatty Cathy." Read more here.

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