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Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Dance for Prince’s 2016 Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus attend the TIME/CNN/PEOPLE/FORTUNE Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception at Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time, Inc)
Future Prince dancers. Photo: Larry Busacca/2013 Getty Images

Though much of Hollywood is excited about the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for president again, at the Time/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ Dinner pre-party yesterday in the Washington Hilton, Amy Poehler, Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, and Brad Hall had some other 2016 candidates in mind:

Amy Poehler: Prince.

Brad Hall: That’s a great answer.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: And Sly and the Family Stone.

Hall: The Family Stone would be the VP.

Louis-Dreyfus: That would be good.

NYMThe Family Stone would be the cabinet, Sly would be the VP.

Poehler: You know, with Prince and Sly and the Family Stone, wouldn’t we get more done around here?

Hall: Man. That is a funky field right there.

Louis-Dreyfus: You would definitely get funky with it. That’s for sure.

Poehler: Whoever runs, that should be their motto. Whoever runs, it should be, “Let’s get funky with it.”

Louis-Dreyfus: Oh my God. Wouldn’t that be so good?

Poehler: That would be so good no matter who it is.

Louis-Dreyfus: You would give all your life savings to that campaign.

Poehler: If a candidate was like, “Come on guys: Let’s get funky with it.”

NYM: Maybe you should do it. 

Louis-Dreyfus: All right, should those two candidates decide to run, Amy and I are going to run their campaign, or we’ll be a part of the branding of the campaign.

Poehler: We’ll be like Peaches and uh…

Louis-Dreyfus: Diamond and Pearl.

Hall: Peaches and Herb. Oh no, sorry. 

Poehler: Peaches and Cream! The dancers that used to perform with Prince.

Louis-Dreyfus: That’s right. [Ed. note: It was Diamond and Pearl.]

Poehler: Prince always has some beautiful, like, 16-year-old dancers.

Louis-Dreyfus: We’re not 16, but we could totally dance with him, you know, while he campaigns.

Poehler: Well, it’s going to be a different kind of dancing. It has to be serious dancing. Because it’s a political campaign.

Louis-Dreyfus: There are issues and we feel strongly about the issues. So it will be a serious kind of dance.

Poehler: Once again, I know Prince reads your magazine. I know he reads these little interviews. Julia and I are ready to dance behind him when he runs for president in 2016.

Louis-Dreyfus: Please take this seriously.

Poehler and Louis-Dreyfus Will Dance for Prince