Maya Rudolph Had a Happy Four-Letter Reaction to Kamala Harris Being Named Biden's Running Mate
"Oh s---, ruh-roh," she told Entertainment Weekly
"Oh s---, ruh-roh," Rudolph, 48, told Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday, not long after Biden announced his choice.
Rudolph, who continues to make periodic appearances on SNL after ending her full-time role in 2007, debuted her take on Harris in a sketch last September — re-envisioning her as an improbably prosecutorial figure of fun, as many parts cable-TV-lawyer serious as she was laid-back-aunt silly.
Almost as soon as the news broke of Harris joining the Biden ticket, Twitter users began to riff on the return of Rudolph to SNL.
Harris, 55, previously endorsed Rudolph's version, with the two swapping affectionate tweets in the fall.
Late last month, Rudolph received three Emmy nominations, including for guest actress in a comedy for her SNL work last season, as well as for her role on The Good Place and her voice performance on Big Mouth.
"I'm as surprised as you are, guys," she told EW. "I don't know that I'm ready to go right this minute, but it's so nice to have this nomination be associated with the show because it's my true love."
"I love going to the show any excuse I can get," she said.
The novel coronavirus pandemic made guest appearances trickier, but far from impossible.
"If there's anyone who can work it out I'm sure [SNL producer] Lorne [Michaels] has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there. Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to 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," Rudolph told EW. "I'm so thrilled that I got to go back. It's my favorite place to play."