KATE MCKINNON SHARES LETTER TO ELLEN SHE WOULD’VE WRITTEN AT 13
Written by Ballzer on May 16, 2022
Kate McKinnon has been on Saturday Night Live for a decade and one of a LOT of people she’s played on the show is Ellen DeGeneres. Kate is on today’s episode of Ellen and talked about the moment Ellen called her after her first impersonation on SNL. She also talked about Ellen inspiring her to dance and also how she made her feel less alone as a gay kid growing up in Long Island and read her a letter she “would have written” when she was 13.
McKinnon’s letter reading starts around the 6.5 minute mark in the video.
Kate speaks for so many young queer kids that are now adults. Ellen changed a lot for the community when she risked, and then lost, everything coming out publicly and then on her sitcom. It wasn’t easy but she’s made a huge comeback with stand-up gigs and then hosting the wildly successful talk show that’s coming to an end this year.
Kate has also been open publicly herself, and in a long-term relationship with photographer and actor Jackie Abbott.
In the interview, Ellen also mentioned the story that Kate shared when at the 2020 Golden Globes when Ellen received the Carol Burnett award. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a watch:
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