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Rosario Dawson Says Prince Called Her When She Was 19 With a Very Strange Request

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Rosario Dawson stopped by Live With Kelly to talk about her new movie, Unforgettable. Her visit happened to fall on the one-year anniversary of Prince‘s death, and hosts Kelly Ripa and Van Jones asked Dawson about her friendship with the eccentric entertainer.

Rosario Dawson, the voice of LEGO Batgirl (credit: JLN Photography/WENN.com)
Rosario Dawson (Photo: JLN Photography/WENN.com)

“He randomly called me when I was 19 years old,” Dawson said. “He had a way, I guess, because I was in Chicago shooting a movie, and he called me direct and said you’re a voice of a generation, said I want you to do this monologue I’ve written for my ‘1999’ remix album. You must come to Paisley Park.”

Prince (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Prince (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Things went about how you’d expect when someone like Prince is involved. He sent a limo with a white shag interior to pick up the young actress, asked her to jam out for him, and the rest is history.

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