Cecily Strong appeared on “Busy Tonight” on Thursday to chat all things “Saturday Night Live”, including her favourite hosts, her audition process, and whether she has plans to leave the show in the near future.
The 34-year-old comedian, who has been a cast member of the late-night sketch show for seven seasons, has worked with many guest hosts over the years, and Busy Philipps wanted to know which one was the nicest.
“I was actually the most shocked by Chris Hemsworth,” Strong revealed. “He came in and sort of like charmed us all and was so, like, the cool jock that wants to hang out with the gay theatre kids. And you’re, like, ‘Oh, my God.’
“I feel, like, he left and we were all, like, ‘Are we all dating Chris Hemsworth now?’ Like, all the boys and all the girls were all, like, ‘Are we all in love? What happened? What just happened?'”
Philipps also asked Strong about her audition for the show and whether she had a character she knew would be a shoo-in to land her a spot on the cast.
“I mean, I’ve never said that in my life. No, I’d never say that I’ve got a shoo-in for anything,” Strong said. “I don’t have a shoo-in to my apartment.”
One of the characters she did perform in her audition was “lady on a cruise ship”, based on her own experience of performing improv for four months on a cruise, something that Philipps demanded to know all about.
“You’re in a tiny, tiny little room. We only had one real bed. I shared it with my friend, Kylie. We switched off who got the bed and who got a mattress. They gave us a cot but we were two old chickens and both of us were having back issues.”
While Strong is enjoying her time on “SNL”, Philipps wanted to know if she’s thought about leaving, given that most cast members sign seven-year contracts.
“I think it will feel right when it’s time. I mean, there’s some days where I’m like, ‘That’s it! I’m not coming back!’ and then the next week I’m, like, ‘Oh I love it, I would stay for ten years.’ It’s still… there’s just so much of my life is there, so it’s…I don’t know, I guess I just don’t know.”