We’re likely going to see more Maya Rudolph on “Saturday Night Live.”
Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate, the presidential candidate tweeted Tuesday, prompting an immediate reaction from former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rudolph.
“Oh s–t. Ruh-roh,” Rudolph, 48, told Entertainment Weekly of Biden’s pick.
Rudolph earned a reputation and earned an Emmy nomination for doing a great impression of the California senator, 55, on the show last season when Harris was running for President.
Rudolph performed as Harris on three episodes, debuting the character in a September 2019 take on the DNC Town Hall, then bringing it back for a November episode on the Democratic Debate. She also played the former California attorney general one last time on the season’s final episode on December 21, after Harris gave up her bid for President.
Even Harris was quick to comment that Rudolph’s impression of her was impressively accurate.
Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, and host Will Ferrell as Tom Steyer during the “Democratic Debate” sketch on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden, and Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris during the “DNC Town Hall” sketch on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Bowen Yang as Andrew Yang, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, and Colin Jost as Pete Buttigieg during the “Democratic Debate” Cold Open on Saturday, December 14, 2019 .
“That girl being played by @MayaRudolph on @nbcsnl? That girl was me,” Harris wrote in a viral September tweet.
And now, more episodes featuring Rudolph as Harris are likely coming soon. Following the news of Biden’s pick, Rudolph expressed excitement about the possibility of reprising her Harris character.
“I love going to the show any excuse I can get…I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic, but if there’s anyone who can work it out I’m sure Lorne has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” she told EW, referring to Lorne Michaels, SNL’s creator. “Ever since I was a kid truly I wanted 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 and I’m so thrilled that I got to go back. It’s my favorite place to play.”
As for Biden picking Harris, “That’s spicy,” she said.