Category: Interviews

(Video) Yesterday – A Look Inside

(Video) Yesterday – A Look Inside

A new video with behind the scenes interviews featuring the Yesterday cast has been released today. Kate appears briefly to talk about the movie. You can watch it below and check out screen captures in our gallery!

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly

Kate and Emily were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly to talk about ‘Heads Will Roll’. They talked about how the project started, how they decided who would play the queen and more. Read the full interview below!

Kate McKinnon is taking her comedy to Audible. Starting today, the Saturday Night Live star and her sister, Emily Lynne, can be heard on Heads Will Roll, an audio-only original scripted comedy that plays out over 10 episodes.

McKinnon plays the evil Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm, while Lynne takes over as her ditzy raven, JoJo. The duo receive a prophecy about a peasant uprising, so they go on the search for the Shard of Acquiescence to help stave off the rebellion.

Crazy, right? Here, EW checked in with McKinnon and actress/writer Lynne (Our Cartoon President) about the comedy’s evolution, how they pulled it together, and whether there was any real argument over who would play the evil queen.

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne talk ‘Heads Will Roll’ on the Today Show

Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne talk ‘Heads Will Roll’ on the Today Show

Kate and Emily were interviewed on the Today Show this morning to discuss their new Audible series ‘Heads Will Roll‘, which was released today! You can watch the interview below and check out photos in our gallery!

Kate McKinnon talks ‘Heads Will Roll’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kate McKinnon talks ‘Heads Will Roll’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kate was interviewed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight (April 29) to promote her new Audible series ‘Heads Will Roll‘. Kate talked about the show, her cat Nino, Adam Sandler hosting SNL this week and more. Kate and Jimmy also played a staring contest game called ‘Hold My Gaze‘, in which they had to read sentences and stare at each other without laughing. You can see photos from the appearance in our gallery and watch videos below!

Kate McKinnon Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly

Kate McKinnon Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly

Kate was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly ahead of the release of ‘Heads Will Roll‘, where she talked about her role models and her SNL defining moment. We’ve updated a gallery with the scan from the interview and you can also read the full interview in our press library.

Ahead of her—and her sister Emily’s—star-studded Audible audio series Heads Will Roll (launching May 2), the SNL star, 35, reflects on her many role models and how her childhood was just a big joke.

MY EARLIEST COMIC INSPIRATION

My dad would quote [Saturday Night Live’s stop-motion character] Mr. Bill and say, “Oooh n0000.” He would also quote the land-shark. I just thought those were American phrases people said. SNL was part of the DNA of our house, for sure.

THE MOMENT I KNEW I WAS FUNNY

In elementary school I started doing impressions of my teachers and found that my classmates were laughing. I thought, “Ooh, this feels good. I’ll try to do this for as long as I can.”

Kate McKinnon Talks ‘Heads Will Roll’ with Variety

Kate McKinnon Talks ‘Heads Will Roll’ with Variety

Kate was interviewed by Variety to talk about her new Audible series ‘Heads Will Roll’, which she created with her sister Emily Lynne. They talked about how they came up with the idea for the show, the differences between writing for television vs writing for audio, getting that huge cast onboard and much more. You can read the entire interview below!

Audible and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video announced in February a deal for the “Saturday Night Live” creator’s company to produce original series for the Amazon-owned audio platform. The first show to come out of the deal is “Heads Will Roll,” a fantasy-comedy created by and starring “Saturday Night Live” mainstay Kate McKinnon and her sister, stand-up comic Emily Lynne. The series debuts on Audible May 2.

Had you and Emily worked together on anything like this before?
We’ve been making videos and stuff together our whole lives. In terms of doing a project as adults, we definitely did a web series for Broadway Video, Lorne Michaels’ company, a few years ago called “Notary Publix,” about notaries. A hard-hitting drama. But this was definitely the first audio show that we have attempted.

How did you come up with the idea for “Heads Will Roll”?
Broadway Video was partnering with Audible, which I thought was very exciting, because we both are huge, insane podcast fanatics. I find that I can no longer sit in silence or walk anywhere in silence, which is actually a problem. So we wanted to hop on board this new thing that’s happening. I always wanted to do something about a Maleficent-style evil queen, who’s having a little bit of a crisis of conscience or wondering if she really wants to be in charge or not. We both grew up obsessed with Disney, and obsessed with fairy tales, and obsessed with Shelley Duvall’s “Faerie Tale Theatre.” We love fairy tales, and we love fantasy. We just thought if we could combine that with the foibles of modern existence, then we could make something fun.