Kate McKinnon breaks her silence on her decision to leave Saturday Night Live after a decade

Kate McKinnon finally reveals her earthly decisions to walk away from the iconic sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She starred for almost 10 years.

Here is everything you need to know.

Kate McKinnon Opens Up About Her Reason For Leaving Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon recently sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa for Thursday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan.

As she spoke, the actress explained her reasons for leaving the long-running sketch comedy show.

She admitted, ‘I thought of [leaving] for a long time, and it was very, very hard.’

The 38-year-old comedian added: “All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was be on Saturday Night Live.” So, I did it, I loved it, I had the best decade, and then I thought my body was tired and I felt like it was time.

Additionally, Seacrest asked McKinnon if he could tune in for new episodes of the show later this year.

However, the artist responded by saying that she is still figuring it out. She also shared that she is not sure about revisiting Studio 8H so soon after leaving the series.

McKinnon replied: ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know if I can watch the show yet because it’s too emo because I miss everyone so much. It’s my family, it’s too emo. So I think I’m going to record ‘The Bachelorette’ and watch that instead.’

About Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon first debuted on Saturday Night Live in 2012 for its 37th season. She initially started out as a featured player, however, she rose to repertory status the following year for season 39.

During McKinnon’s eleven years on the show, she was nominated for ten Emmy Awards and even won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Kate McKinnon breaks her silence on her decision to leave Saturday Night Live after a decade

On May 21, McKinnon announced his departure shortly after co-star Pete Davidson exited. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also left the series after the final episode of season 47.

Also, during the final episode, McKinnon bid the show farewell as she reprized her role as Miss Rafferty, who is often abducted by aliens.

While standing on a spaceship, both McKinnon and his character waved goodbye to the audience.

She said while getting emotional: ‘Well, Earth, I love you. Thanks for letting me stay a while.

McKinnon then placed his hand on his chest and closed the show with his iconic line, ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!’

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