Cecile Strong Leaving Saturday Night Live (SNL) – The Hollywood Reporter

Cecily Strong The latest actor to leave NBC Saturday Night Live.

Strong’s final show was Saturday night’s edition. she Kimberly appeared as Guilfoyle in the cold open Other categories include “Jewish Elvis” and “Weekend Update”. In the latter, she played the recurring role of Cathy Anne, who says “goodbye” as she goes to prison. As a photo of recently departed actors Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant flashed on screen in prison garb, he joked, “He’ll be fine because he’s got friends in there.”

“Everyone has to go to jail at some point, right? Now is my time,” he added. Breaking character a bit at the end, she said: “I had a lot of fun here. I feel so lucky to have had so many great moments of my life in this place, and with these people I love so much.

Another section saw her working on her last day as a RadioShack employee. In the skit, Kenan Thompson, who played his boss, noted that he had worked there for “eight incredible years”. “Well, I’m 11 here,” she said. “I know, eight of them are incredible,” he replied: “Frankly, I don’t think RadioShock could have lasted this long without Cecily. Every time she comes to work, she has a new role, or a new accent, or a new impression that just blows you away.” There’s an energy and joy to her performance that makes you remember why you loved working at RadioShack in the first place.

host (and Elvis star) Austin Butler then appeared as “regular Elvis” — the joke was that Elvis Presley didn’t have enough money for a costume — and serenaded her with “Blue Christmas,” after which she joined Thompson. And the rest SNL actors.

His departure was announced on Saturday SNL’Social media accounts (see below).

In 2012 he joined the Lorne Michaels-produced executive sketch show for its 38th season. Over the years, he created characters like “the girl you like doesn’t strike up a conversation at a party” and impersonated celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Megyn Kelly and Liz Cheney.

It is understood Strong was only scheduled to return for the first half of the current season. Fans noticed her absence from the opening credits of the season premiere in October, but she did appear that time The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, I was unable to tape SNL In New York.

Strong Next Stars in its second season on AppleTV+ Schmigatoon! It is produced by Michaels. She also took a break SNL While filming that series.

Following strong on the heels of other actors Recent leavers SNL, Including McKinnon, Bryant and Pete Davidson.

Saturday night SNL Featuring host Austin Butler and musical guest Lizzo.

Updated on December 17 at 10:32 pm: Strong’s appearance was added in “Weekend Update”.

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