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That song started playing in my head this morning, as the shower belched. I honestly don’t remember all of them. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. “That is absolutely the best part,” she says. Watch Saturday Night Live sneak peek 'Kate McKinnon Auditions for Chris Hemsworth’s Role as Thor' on NBC.com Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. star recounts her nerve-wracking audition for SNL. Penelope Cruz was one of them.”. The night before her SNL audition, Cheri Oteri got awful food poisoning. She has a passion and something she wants to accomplish in the world.”. Her Justin Bieber impression was not part of her audition however. Here’s the first reason. Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon Talk Cat Hair, Naked Binge-Watching and ‘Fashion Sweats’. “Justin Bieber evolved after years of working on the show,” she says, and still has nothing but total adoration for SNL. That’s Kate as a kid, dressed as Special Agent Dana Scully from The X-Files. ... Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion Aren’t Worried about SNL’s Season Premiere. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Bill Hader got kicked out of Kate McKinnon’s audition because he couldn’t stop laughing. Kate McKinnon sat down with NBCUDirect to talk about working on Saturday Night Live and how she loves Cheri Oteri and Molly Shannon so much that she would clean their houses. Stay up to date on the latest vote tallies as compiled by The Associated Press' nationwide team, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, First-Time Voters Across the Country Share Why the 2020 Election Matters to Them. The Leap! Saturday Night Live recap: Eddie Murphy makes his triumphant return to SNL 35 years after last hosting By Andy Hoglund All the Saturday Night Live hosts who've doubled as musical guests Before Kate McKinnon was busting ghosts and guts alike she was, like many starry-eyed, young comedians, just trying to get an audition for Saturday Night Live. Here’s another reason. If you’re a sketch comedian, SNL is the job you want to get,” she says. “So I did like five impressions and a couple of characters. CLIP 10/22/20. I try to keep self-promotion to a minimum on this blog and on my social networks, but every now and, Henry’s, Henry’s, you must know Henry’s Cat? The 39-year-old comedian sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a … Get push notifications with news, features and more. Dueling Town Halls Cold Open. 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And I so wish that her full audition tape for SNL was somewhere to watch. “It’s nice to see a tale about a girl who is not trying to get married. That wizard in question is likely SNL creator and showrunner Lorne Michaels, who McKinnon says gives aspiring cast members a very limited amount of time to impress him. He has also written a number of novels, and has a weekly podcast with Radio 4’s Iszi Lawrence.