Maya Rudolph, Who Played Kamala Harris On ‘SNL,’ Reacts To Her Pick As VP: ‘Oh S—!’
When the announcement came that Kamala Harris was selected as Joe Biden’s running mate for the upcoming 2020 election, comedian Maya Rudolph was on a virtual, panel discussion with a group of Emmy nominees. Rudolph is Emmy nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Harris on Saturday Night Live.
When the news broke Rudolph immediately said, “Oh s—t.”
Wanda Sykes who was also on the call said to Rudolph, “Somebody’s gonna be very busy now.”
Rudolph responded saying, “Ruh-roh,” but then talked about returning as her role of Harris on SNL. “I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out I’m sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there.”
She continued saying, “Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to be on any kind of SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and I can’t believe that I got to work there, and I can’t believe that it’s my family still. I’m so thrilled to even be associated with the show and that I got to go back. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving. Honestly, it’s my favorite place to play.”
Throughout the panel, Rudolph continued showing her shock and excitement. “I’m as surprised as you are, guys. That’s spicy.”
“I don’t know that I’m ready to go right this minute, but it’s so nice to have this nomination be associated with the show because it’s my true love,” Rudolph said.