Category: Appearances

Kate McKinnon & Jillian Bell In Conversation at 92nd Street Y

Kate McKinnon & Jillian Bell In Conversation at 92nd Street Y

Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell had a conversation at 92nd Street Y last night (August 22) in New York City. They talked about Bell’s newest movie “Brittany Runs a Marathon“. Check out photos from the event in the gallery and watch the full conversation below!

Kate McKinnon meets RBG backstage at the ‘Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish’ Musical

Kate McKinnon meets RBG backstage at the ‘Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish’ Musical

Kate McKinnon attended the off-Broadway musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish‘ last night (August 13). The performance was also graced by the presence of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kate and RBG met for their first time during the show and they chatted and took pictures backstage. The photos were shared on social media by the cast and crew. Check them out in our gallery!

The Supreme Court justice ran into Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon — who famously plays Ginsburg as a feisty sprite with a stand-up’s spirit, no larger than a flea and sharper than a razor blade — when the two attended an off-Broadway performance of Fiddler on the Roof on Tuesday night, PEOPLE confirms.

“Both were incredibly gracious and kind,” a source at the scene tells PEOPLE, noting the women “raved about how much they loved the show.”

McKinnon “was star struck,” according to Fiddler actor Nick Raynor, who recorded part of their meeting in a video later shared on Twitter.

The all-Yiddish production is directed by Joel Grey, who joined Ginsburg, 86, and McKinnon, 35, on stage after the show, the source says. They also met and posed for photos with cast and crew.

“Ruth and Kate both came into the house right before the curtain rose for Act 1, so not a lot of people noticed,” the source explains. “But at intermission, word spread with the crowd and they went crazy for her, giving her a standing ovation after she came back from the bathroom. Someone even shouted ‘Rock on Ruth!’ It was electrifying.”

“These two incredible women — it could not have made me happier,” Grey, 87, tells PEOPLE. Ginsburg, whom he says he last saw at a friend’s son’s bat mitzvah a few year sago, “was generous and sweet. The audience went crazy for her.”

Actress Jodi Snyder, who appears in the musical, shared on Instagram that Ginsburg’s ovation lasted two minutes.

“Ruth was so gracious, smiling, waving and shaking hands with fans,” says the source there on Tuesday. “Kate got up at one point from her seat and shook Ruth’s hand, too. She was overjoyed and was cheering Ruth on with the rest of the crowd. It was adorable.”

While she took pictures afterward with the cast and crew, “Every stage hand was there,” Grey says. “You’ve never seen happier faces on 50 people.” (Both Ginsburg and McKinnon were “thrilled and moved, it’s that kind of show,” he says, “Especially in these times.”)

McKinnon, who has been with SNL since 2012, has played Ginsburg since that year.

Though the long-serving justice, who leads the court’s liberal wing, has said it’s not an exact impression, McKinnon’s version tickles her nonetheless. She watched some of McKinnon’s sketches during filming for RBG, a documentary about her life, where she called McKinnon “marvelously funny” if “not one bit” like her.

Asked about it last year, while doing press for the RBG premiere, Ginsburg said, “I liked the actress who portrayed me.”

And then, perhaps channeling a bit of McKinnon’s version of herself, Ginsburg added: “And I would like to say ‘Gins-burn’ sometimes to my colleagues.”


Kate McKinnon attends Special Screening of ‘Yesterday’ In Gorleston

Kate McKinnon attends Special Screening of ‘Yesterday’ In Gorleston

Kate is still in the UK promoting ‘Yesterday‘ as she attended a special screening of the movie in Gorleston today (June 21). Also in attendace were Richard Curtis, Ed Sheeran, Danny Boyle, and Emma Freud. Check out photos in our gallery!

Kate McKinnon attends the ‘Yesterday’ UK Premiere

Kate McKinnon attends the ‘Yesterday’ UK Premiere

Tonight, Kate McKinnon attended the ‘Yesterday’ UK Premiere held at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England. She looked gorgeous in a black dress from Akris. Later on, she also attended the after party! You can watch some videos from the red carpet below and over 140 high-quality pictures have been added to the gallery!


Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL’ cast perform a ‘Family Feud’ sketch at the NBC Upfront

Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL’ cast perform a ‘Family Feud’ sketch at the NBC Upfront

This morning, Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL‘ cast (Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd) played a ‘Family Feud‘ sketch for the audience at the 2019 NBC Upfront. Kate was impersonating Mika Brzezinski. Check out photos from the event in our gallery!

The pitch came from NBCUniversal, which began its not-quite-two-hour upfront presentation with a focus on the reach that the portfolio offers from longtime sales chief Linda Yaccarino. But after heavy messaging about NBCU’s powerful “content, data and distribution” — among the stats: last year alone, the company invested $24 billion to produce and acquire content — the cast of Saturday Night Live was trotted out to remind those gathered at Radio City that NBCU is in the entertainment business.

In an upfront-themed installment of Family Feud, NBC News, featuring Morning Joe hosts Joe and Mika and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, was pitted against NBC Entertainment, led by Sterling K. Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, all played by SNL talent. Chris Redd scored the most laughs as This Is Us Emmy winner Brown, who instilled his answers with over-the-top earnestness and heavy emotion; though Pete Davidson as a “creepy,” affect-free Malek and Kate McKinnon, as an overtly sexual Brzezinski, were a close second — at least in the nosebleeds.

Whoever wrote the bit was also eager for Kenan Thompson, playing Steve Harvey as he has so many times before, to mock the comedian’s persona non grata status at NBC. (His NBCU-distributed talk show was officially canceled last week, days before the broadcast net announced a new version of Little Big Shots would see Melissa McCarthy grabbing his hosting gig.)

“It turns out I’ve got a medical condition that prevents me from saying no,” said Thompson, as Harvey. “I’ve got to wrap this up because I’ve got an Uber pool in 20 minutes.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kate McKinnon announces Hulu Limited Series ‘The Dropout’ at the Hulu ’19 Presentation

Kate McKinnon announces Hulu Limited Series ‘The Dropout’ at the Hulu ’19 Presentation

Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Kate McKinnon announced her new limited series ‘The Dropout‘. She will star as Elizabeth Holmes as well as executive produce the show. You can watch the video of her announcement below and check out photos from the event in our gallery!

Hulu Greenlights Limited Series The Dropout, Starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Today, the company confirmed an order for The Dropout, a limited series executive produced and starring Kate McKinnon, inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Along with McKinnon, executive producers on the limited series include the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson. The series comes to Hulu from Fox Searchlight Television and is the studio’s first project since announcing the creation of the television division in April 2018.

Source: Hulu