Kate McKinnon finally reveals her secular decision to leave the iconic sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She starred for almost 10 years.
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Kate McKinnon talks about why she’s leaving Saturday Night Live.
Kate McKinnon recently sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa on Thursday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan.
As we talked, the actress explained why she was leaving the long sketch comedy show.
“I thought,” she admitted. [leaving] It’s been a very long, very, very difficult time.’
The 38-year-old comedian added: ‘What I’ve wanted to do for the rest of my life was a Saturday night live. So I loved it and had the best decade of it, then I was tired and felt like the time had come.’
Seacrest also asked McKinnon if he could watch a new episode of the show later this year.
However, the performer replied that they were still figuring it out. She also said she wasn’t sure if she would visit Studio 8H again shortly after she left the series.
‘I don’t know what to do,’ McKinnon said. I miss everyone so much that I’m so emotional that I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch the show yet. it’s my family It’s too emotional. So I’m going to record ‘The Bachelorette’ and watch it instead.’
About Kate McKinnon
Kate McKinnon first debuted on Saturday Night Live for the 37th season in 2012. She initially started out as a major player, but the following year she moved up to repertoire status at season 39.
In McKinnon’s 11 years on the show, she was nominated for 10 Emmys and even won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
On May 21, McKinnon announced her departure shortly after her co-star Pete Davidson did. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also left the series after the season 47 finale episode.
Also, in the finale episode, McKinnon said goodbye to the show, repeating the role of Miss Rafferty, who is often abducted by aliens.
While standing on the ship, McKinnon and both her characters said goodbye to the audience.
Feeling the emotion, she said, ‘Well, Earth, I love you. Thanks for letting me stay for a while.’
McKinnon then put his hands on his chest and closed the show with the iconic line: ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!’