The Raven has not only been unmasked, but she’s ready to talk.
After she was revealed (in an early screening) to have been masquerading as the Raven on The Masked Singer, Ricki Lake joined the celeb panelists and EPs on stage at the Fox portion of the TV Critics’ Association to talk about TV’s craziest show.
Lake/the Raven performed tonight alongside the Monster, the Bee, and the Peacock, and ended up with the lowest number of audience votes.
“I’m always up for trying new things,” Lake said on the panel of why she wanted to do the show.
She said she was a little worried that her clues would be really obvious, but it ended up being the gesture of putting her hand over her heart that gave her away for Robin Thicke.
Lake’s ex-husband died by suicide in 2017, and it resulted in a “couple of rough years” for the former talkshow host and Hairspray star.
“This was really about joy,” she said, though it wasn’t really an easy process for her.
“I had sciatica during this period of making the show, so I could barely walk,” she revealed. “I’d never had it before. So I was in a lot of pain during this process. I still managed to have a great time…”
She said she’s “all about reinvention,” which is what the show was for her.
“It was a blast. It was a thrill to be a part of it. I loved not having hair and makeup, and doing this sort of ode to my beloved,” she said. “It was really special.”
She acknowledged that a ton of people had guessed that it was her, and as soon as she performed for the first time on the show, she was getting messages addressed to the Raven.
“For me, I think I did the audience a favor by making them feel so smart that they figured out it was me,” she joked. “I took one for the team.”
For all the new clues revealed tonight scroll on down!
Stay tuned for more info from the panel, including what the current plans are for season two!
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.