Kate McKinnon Pays Tribute To 'Real-Life Superhero' Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Written by on September 20, 2020

Kate McKinnon has honored Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom she portrayed on “Saturday Evening Stay,” following the Supreme Court docket justice’s dying on Friday.

“For therefore many people, Justice Ginsburg was a real-life superhero: a beacon of hope, a warrior for justice, a robed crusader who saved the day repeatedly,” McKinnon mentioned in a press release supplied to a number of information retailers on Saturday.

“Taking part in her on SNL was a profound pleasure as a result of I might at all times really feel the overwhelming love and gratitude that the viewers had for her.”

Ginsburg, whose authorized renown and lifelong dedication to combating for equality propelled her to turn out to be a feminist and cultural icon, died at her house in Washington on Friday as a result of problems from pancreatic most cancers. She was 87.

McKinnon portrayed Ginsburg many occasions since a minimum of 2012, normally firing off zingers and dancing after every “Ginsburn” she delivered. She received reward from the justice herself for her impression.

“I favored the actress who portrayed me, and I want to say ‘Ginsburned’ generally to my colleagues,” Ginsburg mentioned at Sundance Movie Pageant in 2018. She even did an impression of McKinnon’s impression of her.

The 2 have been pictured crossing paths at a “Fiddler On The Roof” efficiency in New York final yr.

McKinnon mentioned Saturday that it was “one of many nice honors of my life to satisfy Justice Ginsburg, to shake her hand, and to thank her for her lifetime of service to this nation.”

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