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Jenny Slate Explains How a Psychic & Gloria Estefan Helped Her Get a Job at 'SNL'

Jenny Slate Explains How a Psychic & Gloria Estefan Helped Her Get a Job at 'SNL'

Jenny Slate stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (August 8) and told the hilarious untold story about how she got her big break.

The 35-year-old actress talked to Jimmy about two psychics she went to for life advice – one more recently, and another back in 2008 – and how Gloria Estefan helped her land her gig on Saturday Night Live.

“She was like ‘You should do a one-woman show and you’ll be given the big stage,’” Jenny recalled about the 2008 psychic’s advice. “And I was like ‘Ooh!’ I’m imagining like a castle with a huge stage where the town comes and sees me eat my lunch or something. But then I ended up doing a one-woman show that took place at my funeral if I died as an eccentric millionaire. I was smoking a ton of weed at the time. I did the show and one of the people I was fixated on was Gloria Estefan.”

In any case, the one-woman show ended up getting a visit from a Saturday Night Live scout and landed Jenny a spot in the cast from 2009 to 2010. Watch the full interview below…


Jenny Slate Reveals Advice She Got from Psychics

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