In today’s edition of our wildest dreams coming true, the women of Saturday Night Live— yup all of ’em– have reunited and the results are glorious!
Saturday Night Live has always boasted a roster of fiercely funny ladies and, in honor of the sketch show’s 40th anniversary, they’ve all gotten together for a joint interview and photoshoot. Seriously, everyone from Tina Fey to Jane Curtin to Kate McKinnon showed up for the piece, and the finished product is, obviously, hilarious and also very touching. Plus, as an added bonus, some even went so far as to divulge backstage secrets of working on the iconic series!
‘SNL’ Women Reunite & Share Backstage Secrets
Believe it or not, Saturday Night Live is about to turn 40!
In honor of the momentous milestone, just about all of the show’s women through all of the years (with the notable exceptions of Gilda Radner and Jan Hooks who both sadly passed away) assembled inside Glamour, and it is genuinely awesome. The comediennes hilariously discuss everything from the show’s groundbreaking history, to the most famous sketches and, oh yes, some backstage secrets!
“Behind the scenes, the show is like a middle school play,” Kate said. “Everyone is running around looking for their mom, wondering what wig comes on next, can I pee in these Spanx?”
Cast member Maya Rudolph said that, surprisingly, there wasn’t really much drama behind the scenes. “Most of our time together we were exhausted,” she said. “You’re only focused on your sketches or if you were even going to be in the show—and having to call your parents to explain they weren’t going to see you that week.”
Of course, with all these women together, their most well known contributions to the show had to be touched upon. “I was complaining about my unfortunate jeans with Amy, Maya, and Rachel [Dratch],” said Tina. “Somebody called them mom jeans, and it turned into the [classic Mom Jeans ad]. Looking back, I’m at my goal weight in that commercial, even though I was wearing padding.”
Friends For Life
For all of these women, not only was SNL the launching pad of their careers, it also created some of their most valued friendships. “Leaving [the show] was a punch-in-the-gut sadness,” said Kristen Wiig. “It still lingers. I don’t think it will ever go away.”
Amy Poehler also echoed that sentiment. “Every time I did a scene with the other ladies, it felt like a highlight,” she said. “And if it was a stinker, it was almost more fun to think about how we would laugh about it later.”
Okay, how much do you want to have dinner with each of these women?
Who is your favorite SNL lady?
— Casey Mink