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SNL's Cecily Strong Talks Past Encounters With President Obama

SNL's Cecily Strong Talks Past Encounters With President Obama

Cecily Strong is beautiful in a little black dress on the cover of Capitol File magazine’s latest issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 31-year-old Saturday Night Live actress had to share:

On what she is looking forward to most about hosting the WHCA dinner: “I’m excited to have my little private meeting with the Obamas. So I’ve got that story. Before the dinner I think I do a private tour of the White House—all the reasons why I said yes, even though everyone warned me about this terrible move. It’s a huge honor. I also love that it came in that weird way. It’s so bizarre. I mean it took us a week to figure out it was real. [My publicist] Lauren’s husband was like, ‘No, this is a different dinner; I know they’re not asking you, truly.’ And Lauren said, ‘Wow, it is the dinner,” but she was going to say no.’

On past encounters with the President: “I did a video in Chicago years ago to be shown at Camp David. I remember [talking] about President Obama’s mom jeans. It was like all my gay friends and me doing all these jokes for Obama. So I have met him a couple of times. I want to see if he remembers me.”

On Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s joke about Selma at the Golden Globes: “I feel like I’m not even the person to address racism or Ferguson. I can mention it, but I wouldn’t feel like that’s my place. I feel fine bringing up anything about women—Bill Cosby, rape, whatever—because I can speak from that place. But I don’t want to be the voice of the Black Lives Matter movement. I don’t think it would be my place. I’m a supporter.”

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