Kate McKinnon and the SNL crew and cast were photographed backstage at the 2019 Emmys for the November issue of Emmy Magazine. Head over to the gallery to check out the magazine scan with the portrait.
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Kate is gracing the cover of the 50th Anniversary Issue of Interview Magazine. She answered questions from Seth Meyers, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, Bill Hader, and much more. Our gallery has been updated with the amazing photoshoot they did with Kate and you can read the full interview in the press library. You can buy a copy of the magazine here!
Somewhere beneath her panoply of personas is the real Kate McKinnon. For as long as Saturday Night Live’s most beloved star has been in our lives, she has retained an air of mystery that serves her well the other six days of the week—and when vanishing into the madcap characters that have made her a fan favorite since she started on the show in 2012. Behind every funhouse-mirror weirdo she creates, there’s the girl who grew up on Long Island, impersonating teachers to fit in with her classmates. For every go-for-the-jugular political impression she nails, there’s the 35-year-old openly gay New Yorker, who brought her feminist streak to roles in Ghostbusters (2016), Rough Night (2017), and The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018). And for every Emmy-earning (she has two), zeitgeist-capturing, show-stopping portrayal of Hillary Clinton—or Ms. Rafferty, the unhinged victim of an alien abduction—there’s the everyday woman who likes to sprinkle cumin on her avocado toast and who would prefer to be home with her cat, Nino. In celebration of our 50th year, in an issue devoted to ripping off a half-century of the magazine’s archives, we photographed McKinnon, who will next appear in the Fox News drama Bombshell, and then as Elizabeth Holmes in an upcoming Hulu series, in homage to some of our most iconic images. For the interview, it only made sense to have the master of impersonation answer questions from a whole cast of (very famous) characters.
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.”