Kate McKinnon Plays Jeff Sessions in SNL’s ‘Forrest Gump’ Skit [VIDEO]
This week’s edition of Saturday Night Live featured a hilarious sketch in which Kate McKinnon played embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
McKinnon proved that Melissa McCarthy wasn’t the only woman capable of portraying a male official on the show. McCarthy became famous for her role as Sean Spicer, mocking his press conferences. McKinnon, on the other hand, played Sessions in a skit based on the movie Forrest Gump.
Seated on a bus stop bench next to Leslie Jones, McKinnon introduces herself to Jones as the Attorney General, and tells her that “you meet so many nice people” when working in government.
One of them is “my good friend Kellyanne,” she says, pulling out the now-infamous photo of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway seated on an Oval Office couch with her legs folded.
McKinnon then pulls out a box of chocolates and says, “I always say life is a like a box of chocolates. Sure are a lot of brown ones in there!”
She also brings up Donald Trump‘s recent speech to Congress. “The president made a great speech. Folks were thrilled on account of it was real words in a roll for a whole hour,” she says.
Of course, McKinnon also brought up the recent accusations that Sessions lied about his involvement with Russia. She says, “I never talked to the Russians, ever, and that’s all I’ve got to say about that,” before a bus pulls up and leaves to reveal a new person sitting next to her on the bench.
“I talked to the Russians,” she says, suddenly changing her position.
You can see the skit with McKinnon here: