Did you notice the missing face from ‘SNL 40’s Weekend Update skit? It was Cecily Strong who didn’t make the cut, but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned to took it all in stride.
Cecily Strong’s SNL 40 Snub — Weekend Update
Not everyone who has been featured on Saturday Night Live got a chance to shine during the 3.5 hour SNL 40 special episode.
Unfortunately, Cecily, a cast member since 2012, was one of those people — especially when all of the ladies of “Weekend Update” gathered together behind the spoof news desk for a skit.
“[Cecily] took the diss very well,” a show insider revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “A couple people went up to her and were like, ‘What the f–k?’ But, she didn’t want to make a big deal of it.”
Wow. Cecily is a true class act!
Cecily Just Wanted To Celebrate ‘SNL’
While there were lots of personalities in the house that would have caused a riot over not being included, Cecily sat back and realized what was more important.
“[Cecily] just wanted to celebrate the night and be with all the legends in the building and have a fun time,” our insider explained.
In fact, Cecily didn’t show any signs of disappointed while she was inside Studio 8H for the special live show.
The insider continued, “In-house she didn’t seem or act disappointed.”
We’re sure that Cecily will be celebrated when SNL hits it’s 50th year on-air — and we can’t wait to see what she cooks up for the show’s future!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Were you bummed to see Cecily left out of the SNL 40 “Weekend Update” skit? Do you think she handed it well? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox