Kate McKinnon has finally opened up about why she decided to leave Saturday Night Live after 11 seasons.
Appearing on Live with Kelly and Ryan yesterday, the star told fans: “I thought about it for a very long time, and it was very, very hard. All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was be on Saturday Night Live. So, I did. I loved it.”
She continued, “I had the best decade, and then I was just like, my body was tired, and I felt like it was time.”
McKinnon was even hesitant to confirm she would continue to watch the show, worried she would miss her time on set.
“I don’t know if I can watch the show yet. It’s just too emo because I miss everyone so much. I mean, it’s my other family. It’s too emo. So, I think I’m just going to tape The Bachelorette and watch it,” she said.
McKinnon joined SNL back in 2012 and soon became a fan favourite for over 10 years. The actress was most known for her roles as Hillary Clinton, Cecilia Gimenez and Dr. Wenowdis.
The former SNL star has also been nominated for what will be her final award for her participation in the show, for the award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Kate McKinnon ditches SNL for big movie role
Whilst McKinnon is set to leave her famed role on SNL behind, we can still expect to find the actress back on screen soon. The star is confirmed to feature in the upcoming Barbie movie, expected for release in 2023 alongside Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie.
The upcoming picture will also mark a reunion between both Robbie and McKinnon since the two worked on Bombshell! back in 2019.