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.”

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