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Kate McKinnon Reveals Why She Doesn't Talk About Her Personal Life

Kate McKinnon strikes a pose in a shot from her spread in GQ‘s comedy issue, which also features Sarah Silverman and Issa Rae.

Here’s what the 34-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On being most comfortable playing a character: “I feel like it’s easier for me to talk to people through the medium of sketch comedy. Ironically, if I’m in a wig, that’s my unadulterated self.”

On perfecting impressions and impersonations: “You can’t be judging someone as you’re embodying them. You have to find the point of connection – something you find delightful. Even if you’re intending to skewer someone, you also have to find something that you truly like about them. If you’re mean, it ain’t fun to watch. And if it ain’t fun to watch, they turn off the TV.”

On why she doesn’t share about her personal life: “I decided in my mid-20s that I didn’t feel comfortable sharing personal details like I had in the previous few years. And I just have run with that ever since….The reason I was a horrible stand-up comedian is that you must speak your utter truth with details – the realer and more gruesome, the better. And I just decided that I hated the feeling of doing that. I so much more loved the feeling of disappearing into a character that was saying what I wanted to say and came from my heart. But was not me.”

For more from Kate, visit GQ.com.

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Nicki Minaj Stars in 'SNL' Parody of Haim 'Friendship Song' - Watch Now!

Saturday Night Live cut a skit for time during its broadcast on Saturday night (May 19) – but luckily we still get to see it!

The skit featured evening’s host Tina Fey, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon, with a special guest appearance by the episode’s performer, Nicki Minaj.

The funny bit parodied a Haim-style song about friendship and tearing other people down, poking fun at the sister act’s signature moves and riffs. And Nicki supplied a hot verse, too!

HAIM responded to the song on Twitter: “CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL,” they wrote.

Watch the “Friendship Song” skit below!

FYI: Nicki is wearing a Baja East wrap bandeau and skirt.

Kate McKinnon Brings Back Rudy Giuliani Impression on 'Late Night' - Watch Here!

Kate McKinnon hit Seth Meyers couch on Late Night on Thursday (May 17) and brought back her hilarious impression of Rudy Giuliani!

The 34-year-old revealed that mimicking Giuliani on SNL earlier this month “wasn’t as hard” as she thought it would be because she shares “something in common” with him.

Namely, they both have very exaggerated facial expressions Kate admitted by proceeding to make a variety of facial expressions.

Kate also defends her choice of jogging headphones, reveals the downside of running errands while exercising and talks more about SNL.


Playing Rudy Giuliani on SNL Came Naturally to Kate McKinnon

Click inside to watch the rest of Kate McKinnon’s appearance on Late Night…More Here! »

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GQ's Annual Comedy Cover Features a Ton of (Intentional) Photo Shop Fails!

GQ has announced the stars of their annual comedy issue: SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Insecure’s Issa Rae, and I Love You, America’s Sarah Silverman – and the results are hilarious.

You’ll notice, the cover features some intentional photo shop fails! GQ even released a fake apology letter over the photo shop “controversy.”

“In an effort to ensure that an error of this magnitude never happens again, and because this sounds like the right thing to say, GQ will be conducting a thorough internal audit of our cover-development process. To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium,” the editors of GQ wrote.

The June issue of GQ will be on newsstands in New York and LA on May 22, and nationwide on May 29.

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Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon & Justin Theroux Star in 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me has arrived, and you can watch it right here!

The movie co-stars Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mila Kunis

Here’s a plot summary: Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.

The movie hits theaters on August 3. Watch the trailer below!

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