We’re likely going to see more Maya Rudolph on “Saturday Night Live.”
Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate, the presidential candidate tweeted Tuesday, prompting an immediate reaction from former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rudolph.
“Oh s - - t. Ruh-roh,” Rudolph, 48, told Entertainment Weekly of Biden’s pick.
Rudolph earned a reputation and an Emmy nomination for doing a great impression of the California senator, 55, on the show last season when Harris was running for president.
Rudolph performed as Harris on three episodes, debuting the character in a September 2019 take on the DNC Town Hall, then bringing it back for a November episode on the Democratic debate. She also played the former California attorney general one last time on the season’s final episode on Dec. 21, after Harris gave up her bid for president.
Even Harris was quick to comment that Rudolph’s impression of her was impressively accurate.
“That girl being played by @MayaRudolph on @nbcsnl? That girl was me,” Harris wrote in a viral September tweet.
And now, more episodes featuring Rudolph as Harris are likely coming soon. Following the news of Biden’s pick, Rudolph expressed excitement about the possibility of reprising her Harris character.
“I love going to the show any excuse I can get … I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic, but if there’s anyone who can work it out, I’m sure Lorne has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” she told EW, referring to Lorne Michaels, “SNL’s” creator. “Ever since I was a kid truly I wanted be on any kind of SCTV, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and I can’t believe that I got to work there and I can’t believe that it’s my family still and I’m so thrilled that I got to go back. It’s my favorite place to play.”
As for Biden picking Harris, “That’s spicy,” she said.
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