What Kate McKinnon Will Miss Most About Saturday Night Live

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On the red carpet at the 2022 Emmy Awards, Saturday Night Live alum Kate McKinnon got candid about her departure from the show. Hear what the longtime cast member is going to miss the most.

Kate McKinnon Says Barbie Movie Is “EVERYTHING” at 2022 Emmys

Saturday Night Live is set to return in October, but for the first time in 10 years, Kate McKinnon won’t be stepping onto the stage in Studio 8H.

The actress departed the NBC sketch series following its 47th season in May, and now that her former cast members are gearing up for the premiere, she told Live From E! host Laverne Cox what she’s going to miss the most about starring on SNL. “Honestly, the people,” Kate said on the 2022 Emmys red carpet Sept. 12. “It’s really a family: the cast, the crew, the writers, the producers.”

“My favorite people in the world,” she said of the cast, which currently includes her fellow longtime stars Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong. “Just the most amazing group just doing this crazy thing week after week. I couldn’t ask for more. Such a wonderful experience.”

Luckily, Kate still has lots to look forward to—including her role in Greta Gerwig‘s highly-anticipated Barbie film. “It’s going to be incredible,” she teased on the red carpet. “The colors and the sets are everything. The costumes are everything.”

Margot [Robbie]Ryan Gosling—everything,” Kate added of the movie’s leads. “I’m so excited for people to see it.”

Kate attended the 2022 Emmys after receiving her ninth consecutive nomination for her role on SNL, though she ultimately lost out on the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series to Abbott Elementary‘s Sheryl Lee Ralph (see the complete list of winners here). Kate previously won the category in 2016 and 2017.

Get a closer look at Kate’s Emmys ‘fit and all of the other stars who hit the red carpet at the 74th annual award show below.

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Mindy Kaling

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Kaley Cuoco

In Dolce & Gabbana, styled by Brad Goreski

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Reese Witherspoon

In Armani Privé

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Rosario Dawson

In Christian Siriano, styled by Jason Rembert

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Adam Scott

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Juno Temple

In Tom Ford, styled by Erin Walsh

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Jake Lacy

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Sasheer Zamata

In Tarik Ediz

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Taron Egerton

In Brunello Cucinelli

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Chandra Wilson

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Sarah Paulson

In Louis Vuitton, styled by Karla Welch

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Sebastian Stan

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Vanessa Bayer

In Christian Siriano, styled by Ariel Tunnell

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Tramell Tillman

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Nicole Byer

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Kumail Nanjiani

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Selena Gomez

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Amanda Seyfried

In Armani Privé Couture, styled by Elizabeth Stewart

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In Dolce & Gabbana

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Angela Bassett

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John Legend

In Gucci

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In Valentino, styled by Law Roach

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Trevor Noah

In Gucci, styled by Jason Bolden

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Sydney Sweeney

In Oscar de la Renta, styled by Molly Dickson

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Julia Garner

In Gucci, styled by Elizabeth Saltzman

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Brendan Hunt

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J. Smith Cameron

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Alex Borstein

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Christopher Meloni

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Mariska Hargitay

In Christian Siriano 

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Watch the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock followed by the Live From E!: Emmys After Party at 11 p.m. ET/PT on E!.

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