News that Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate in the 2020 election all but guarantees that Saturday Night Live viewers will be seeing a lot more of celebrated alum Maya Rudolph this fall. And for her part, Rudolph — whose portrayal of Harris on SNL earned her one of two 2020 Emmy nods for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series — is open to making Studio 8H her second home once again.
“Oh s–t. Ruh-roh,” Rudolph cracked to to EW.com upon learning that Harris had won the veepstakes, before adding, “I love going to the show — any excuse I can get. I just didn’t really anticipate traveling [from Los Angeles to New York] during this pandemic. But if there’s anyone who can work it out [it’s exec producer] Lorne [Michaels]. I’m sure [he] has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there.
“Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to be on… 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,” she continued. “I’m so thrilled that I got to go back. It’s my favorite place to play.”