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Why Kate McKinnon Left SNL

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Why Kate McKinnon Left SNL



Kate McKinnon is a staple on the site since 2012. Saturday Night LiveShe was nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards and played a variety of celebrities including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. This year, however, she decided to end that part of her comedy career. Now, the comedian icon is sharing why.


On Thursday’s episode of Live with Kelly and RyanMcKinnon spoke candidly to Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest about her decision to leave the show after more than a decade.

“I thought about it for a very long time, and it was very, very hard,” she said. “All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was be on Saturday Night Live. 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.”

Seacrest also asked if she’ll be tuning in every weekend, now that she’s no longer on the show.

“I don’t know what I will do,” McKinnon replied. “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. It’s too emo. So, I think I’m just going to take The Bachelorette and watch it.”

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