On Thursday (November 21), Kate McKinnon attended the American Museum Of Natural History 2019 Gala in New York City, alongside fellow SNL cast members Aidy Bryant, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd and many more. Head over to the gallery to see the pictures!
Kate McKinnon attended the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards to introduce her “Bombshell” co-star Charlize Theron, who was one of the honorees of the night. After the event, Charlize shared some amazing photos with Kate and Glamour did a portrait session with them. Head over to the gallery to see photos and read Kate’s introduction below!
“For some reason I was asked to introduce Charlize Theron at this Glamour event, which is sort of like a bridge troll being asked to introduce a Queen, but trolls love snacks and green rooms, so here I am.
What can be said about Charlize Theron, a person whose Helen of Troy-esque, ship-launching face, is absolutely the least remarkable thing about her? A person whose real-life bad-assness makes her character from Mad Max: Fury Road look lazy and selfish? A person so grand that when you meet her, it only feels right to get on the floor—but who is so nice and normal that you end up just kind of doing a little curtsey?
In my mind, the finest screen performance of all time is Charlize in Monster. A performance filled with so much compassion and so much humanity that I found myself thinking 1) my god, the pain of so many women in this world is so overwhelming that I can’t even move; and 2) my god I want someone to make out with me outside of a roller rink. Charlize’s finest screen work came in 2014, of course, when we did an SNL sketch together about two ladies working in a cat shelter, a sketch that would go on to win a BAFTA. But seriously, she kind of swooped in and turned a bunch of cat jokes into a fully-fleshed out drama dynamic and for that I owe her so much.
What I owe her everything for is getting to be a part of her latest incredibly important film, Bombshell. Where she not only transforms into Megyn Kelly but she embodies every nuance of a horrifying and horrifyingly common situation, which is the Goliath that women face when they choose to come forward about sexual harassment. But these kinds of revelatory roles have become par for the course for Charlize. In whatever she does, she always stands for bravery, risk and making tough choices. She does it as an actor, as a producer, an activist, a philanthropist, and a mom. And that’s what makes her a Glamour Woman of the Year.”Source
Kate McKinnon attended the ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last night (Sep 8). There was a mini ‘Rough Night’ reunion as Kate met up with co-star Scarlett Johansson. You can find photos from the event in the gallery!
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 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.”Source: People.com
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!