Maya Rudolph On Playing Kamala Harris For ‘SNL’
Written by BET on August 18, 2020
Throughout final yr’s Democratic major, former Saturday Night time Reside star Maya Rudolph returned to the favored present for her hilarious Senator Kamala Harris impressions.
Now, it seems Rudolph is perhaps a fixture on the present, at the least till the final election in November and, hopefully, for the following 4 to eight years.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rudolph mentioned the potential of enjoying Harris, who she has by no means met, on the common.
“I believe there is a collective pleasure about this. It’s a spot of positivity and hope and a few excellent news, so it feels good to be related to that. However I additionally really feel like such a lazy cheater, as a result of I didn’t do something. I am not operating. I haven’t got to do something however be the identical idiot I used to be. She’s doing all of the onerous work,” she mentioned.
As for being hooked up to a public determine the way in which Alec Baldwin is for his Trump impressions, the 48-year-old mentioned, “I’ve by no means actually had to try this earlier than! Over time, I’ve needed to watch individuals come backwards and forwards, however I’ve by no means been able like Alec Baldwin — who doesn’t even work there however is there each week. I don’t know what this implies. I don’t know what the hell goes to occur — nor does anyone else.”
On if she has heard from Lorne Michaels, the creator and producer of SNL, Rudolph mentioned, “He despatched me a GIF of myself, as Kamala, in sun shades, sipping a cocktail and saying, “Oh no.” That basically made me snort.”
Rudolph left SNL in 2007 however has returned for particular appearances over time.
See her final yr as Sen. Kamala Harris within the clip beneath: