David Letterman left Maya Rudolph “embarrassed and humiliated.”

The “Bridesmaids” star had a “crush” on the former late-night TV talk show host, but was left heartbroken when he got her name wrong on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2009.

She told The Wall Street Journal: “He got my name wrong and I just sat there like I’ve been in love with you all my life. And now my heart is broken.

“And I’m sitting here embarrassed and humiliated.

“I didn’t know how to handle it.

“I didn’t know how to come up with something funny. My public muscle wasn’t strong yet.”

On handling awkward situations, she added: “I’ve definitely gotten a lot better. When I’m uncomfortable, I try to be funny.”

David previously admitted that he should have retired years before.

The 75-year-old broadcaster left the program in 2015 after more than 30 years, and although he believes he lasted a decade, he claimed no one had the guts to fire him.

In 2019, he said: “Yes, it is true and I will tell you what happened.

“It turns out that no one had the courage to fire me. And I should have left 10 years ago. You want to make sure you have the energy to channel it into other things.”