When it comes to some of the most famous saturday night live former students, several names often come up, such as the talented Eddie Murphy, or Adam Sandler, or Bill Hader. But the one who most recently became an alumnus of the popular prime-time sketch comedy show is someone who’s been on it for ten years, and that’s Kate McKinnon.
Of his hilarious impressions to his iconic sketchesKate McKinnon had become a staple of saturday night live, but now, after a decade of hilarity, she withdrew from the casting, alongside three other cast members. But, just because she’s leaving saturday night live doesn’t mean she’ll be leaving Hollywood for long. No, McKinnon is here for the long haul and she has plenty of awesome projects ahead.
DC League Of Super Pets (July 29, 2022)
Kate McKinnon is known for her impressions and impressive voice roles, so it’s no surprise that one of her first post-saturday night live will play the role of Lulu, a big villain in DC’s Super Pet League, according Deadline.
This movie already has tons of stars linked to it, like the the two main ones being Kevin Hart and Dwyane Johnson – a combination that spawned some hilarious moments even when they’re not in a movie together.
But, there are several other big stars joining McKinnon in this movie that you might recognize, like Keanu Reeves (known for his roles in The matrix and John Wick series), John Krasinski (who recently had a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), Natasha Lyonne (who had season 2 of Russian doll recently released in April 2022) and many more.
It’s always exciting to see many of your favorite stars come together for a movie like this, but I can’t wait to see what Kate McKinnon brings to the table in terms of expressing a villain, of all things. . With her incredible impressions, I wouldn’t be surprised to see her rock this role, which hits theaters on July 29, 2022.
Barbie (July 21, 2023)
Get ready, because it’s going to be a blonde Bomb reunion when Kate McKinnon finds Margot Robbie in the movie Barbie (based on the iconic doll of the same name), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This film has made headlines for the number of stars who will be in it, and more recently, we got a glimpse in how star Margot Robbie is going to look like the iconic live-action version of the figure – which is, honestly, perfect. And who will play his Ken? Why, none other than Ryan Gosling himself.
But, it is currently unknown who exactly McKinnon will play. It was announced that there will be be other versions of Barbie and Ken in Barbie, according Colliderbut McKinnon was not listed as one of them, instead casting that claim to fame to Simu Liu (whose popularity has recently skyrocketed due to his starring role in the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings cast), Issa Rae (Insecure), and more.
With that in mind, McKinnon doesn’t need to play another version of Barbie, if we’re being honest. There are so much characters from the Barbie universe that I could see her playing anyone, and I’m sure whatever they have in mind for her will be perfect. With a star-studded cast like this, I have a feeling this movie will be done to perfection. Barbie is set to release on July 21, 2023.
The Luncheon Witch (TBA)
Last but not least, let’s take a look at The breakfast witch. This role for Kate McKinnon was announced by Deadline in 2016, and she would star in this film, based on the novel of the same name.
The book follows a witch who is forced to become a school canteen since no one believes in magic anymore, and while she enjoys scaring children, a little girl ends up changing her world for the better. The story is a very cute children’s tale, but the fact is – we haven’t heard a single peep about this film since its announcement in 2016.
I know 2016 doesn’t even seem that far away, but this novella came out in December of that year, which is almost six years from now on. And since there’s no other news that’s come out, I’d say take that with a grain of salt. Even so, I could see McKinnon playing that role too, and if The lunch witch comes to fruition, I’ll be happy to be in the theater to see it – or watch it from my couch if it’s streaming.
Recent Projects by Kate McKinnon
In recent years, Kate McKinnon has been very active in the film and television industry. Although everyone knows her for her famous role in saturday night live, McKinnon has consistently shown just how to be reckoned with in Hollywood, starring in several films.
One of her biggest roles was playing Dr. Jillian Holtzman as part of the 2016 ghost hunters restart the moviealongside others saturday night live alumnus Kristen Wiig. Thereafter, she continued to expand her filmography, appearing in several films in which you might recognize her, such as the comedy Office Christmas Party, funny animated comedy, Ferdinand, the spy comedy The spy who dumped me and more.
More recently, one of her big roles has moved more into dramatic territory, where she played Jess Carr in the Bomb cast, alongside actresses such as Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron. And, in 2022, she had a leading role in The bubble cast on Netflix, another fun movie from Judd Apatow, so McKinnon got busy.
She has also done a lot on television, where she took on the role of Mrs. Fizzle in the reboot of The Magic School Bus, called The magic school bus is rolling again, and most recently she played Carole Baskin in the Original Peacock Series, Joe versus Carol – that’s right, the scripted show which is also based on the true story told in Tiger king.
Although we will always remember Kate McKinnon for the hilarious things she would do on saturday night live to make us laugh, there’s no denying that she was so talented and will only continue to grow as an incredible comedian and actress over the next few years. And I, for one, will be there every step of the way.