Aidy Bryant has been candid about her decision to leave Saturday night live.
The comedian and actor recently left the show — along with co-stars Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson — at the end of its forty-seventh season.
Bryant was a recurring cast member on the late-night comedy show for 10 years and is known for impersonating Adele, Rebel Wilson, Meghan McCain and Ted Cruz.
In a new interview with diversityBryant explained why she decided to say goodbye to her SNL.
“If it weren’t for Covid, I probably would have left a few years sooner. But it was such a big change,” she began.
“When Covid hit it was so devastating that we all thought, ‘I’m definitely going to come back next year.'”
Bryant added that she “missed a lot” on the last one SNL Season due to filming Shrillher comedy series about an oversized Portland journalist.
“And then it was like, ‘Well, now I should take a step back.’ I kept trying to look for one last normal year. This year wasn’t the normal year I was hoping for, but it was closer,” she continued.
“It was like, ‘OK, it’s really time now.’ And 10 felt like a nice solid round number.”
The star shared that she was initially “scared” to tell the show’s producer Lorne Michaels the news, but she said he understood.
“I didn’t want it to come across as leaving angry. I leave with so much love,” she said.
Bryant is currently developing an animated series for Peacock. Cheeky will be a collection of humorous first-person stories about the human body.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/aidy-bryant-left-saturday-night-live-b2106333.html Aidy Bryant explains why she left Saturday Night Live