During Monday (12 September) night’s red carpet, ahead of the 2022 Emmys awards ceremony, the two-time Emmy winner admitted that she won’t be tuning into the comedy sketch show.
“I have a bunch of seasons of Married At First Sight that I have not dug into yet, so that’s mostly my plan for Saturday nights,” McKinnon joked, before adding that she’s: “So proud of everyone who’s taking over” on SNL.
The comedian – who famously parodied former US First Lady Hillary Clinton, among a host of other celebrities on NBC’s comedy series –announced her exit at the end of the latest season.
In an earlier interview, she broke her silence about her departure, saying: “All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was to 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.”
McKinnon’s exit coincided with Aidy Bryant and Pete Davidson, who also left SNL at the end of May.
Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph also stunned the crowd by singing “Endangered Species” in her acceptance speech.
Fans praised Elle Fanning after she revealed her Emmys dress was inspired by Old Hollywood and Hannah Waddingham was hailed as “iconic” after she unveiled sneakers under her gown.
Meanwhile, Succession writer Jesse Armstrong drew audible winces from the crowd with his comment about King Charles.