When Kate McKinnon joined the Saturday Night Live cast back in 2012, she made history as the first openly lesbian cast member. Over the next 11 seasons of the show, she would win an Emmy award and have the longest run of any female cast member. When she announced her departure from the sketch series in May of 2022, many fans were shocked and left wondering what motivated the comedian.
McKinnon finally opened up this summer when she sat down for an interview with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Keep scrolling to find out why she left SNL and if she still watches the show at home.