Amid a flurry of predictions over how the choice of Kamala Harris as Democratic vice-presidential nominee will play out, it turned clear that one individual will emerge an unambiguous winner – Maya Rudolph.
The actor and comic performed the position of Harris in sketches aired on Saturday Night time Dwell when Harris and different Democratic presidential hopefuls debated one another final yr, earlier than Joe Biden’s triumph.
The actor portrayed Harris as a “America’s cool aunt” and a “smooth-talking lady lawyer,” in addition to a politician eager to land a talked-about second that may very well be shared broadly on the web. Her performances seemingly received the approval of the California senator who mentioned in October: “I fully intend to make sure she has a good eight years of work on SNL.”
Additional SNL appearances for Rudolph, within the brief time period at the least, now seem possible with the actor responding to Harris’s choice by exclaiming “Oh shit” throughout an Leisure Weekly panel dialogue on Emmy nominees. “I’m just as surprised as you are, guys,” Rudolph mentioned. “That’s spicy.”
Rudolph didn’t verify that she would return as Harris however mentioned that SNL, which can return later this yr, was her “favorite place to play”. The present itself tweeted a gif of her character.
Rudolph added: “I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out, I’m sure Lorne has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” in reference to Lorne Michaels, the creator and govt producer of SNL.
The prospect of a reprise excited customers of Twitter, the place Rudolph is a largely well-liked determine.
The actual winner right this moment is Maya Rudolph.
— roxane homosexual (@rgay) August 11, 2020
I do not know what I am wanting ahead to extra: the primary VP debate or the string of Emmy nominations for Maya Rudolph.
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) August 11, 2020