Kate McKinnon has finally broken her silence regarding her recent departure from “Saturday Night Live”.
While it was a “very hard” decision that McKinnon thought about for a “very long time,” it was also the right one.
“All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was be on ‘Saturday Night Live,'” Kate said during Thursday’s episode of “Live With Kelly and Ryan”. “So, I did, I loved it, I had the best decade, and then I was just like, my body was tired, and I felt like it was time.”
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When Ryan Seacrest asked if the she’d be tuning into “SNL”‘s 48th season, airing this fall, McKinnon said, “I don’t know that I can watch the show yet because it’s too emo because I miss everyone so much. It’s my family… So, I think I’m just going to tape ‘The Bachelorette’ and watch it [on Saturdays].”
McKinnon departed “SNL” following its season 47 finale, alongside Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson. Although she’ll no longer be heading to Studio 8H every week, the actress has a few projects lined up, including voice acting in “DC League of Super-Pets”, which hits theatres July 29, and a supporting role in the live-action “Barbie” movie, starring alongside Ryan Gosling and “Bombshell” co-star Margot Robbie.
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After joining “SNL” in 2012, McKinnon became one of the NBC sketch comedy series’ most frequent sketch performers throughout her 11 seasons. She is the show’s only cast-mate to win an Emmy award for a comedy performance and made history by scoring two Emmys and nine nominations, including her final nomination for the variety show this year.