After ten years on the hit sketch comedy show, Cecily Strong has decided to depart Saturday Night Live in the middle of the current season. Strong has been a regular on the show since the premiere of Season 38, Episode 1 in 2012, which also featured host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean.
She has been on SNL more than any other woman and has done a number of memorable impressions and personalities; in 2013, she even hosted Weekend Update. Strong’s departure follows the departures of other key cast members of Saturday Night Live prior to season 48.
In a special hosted by Elvis impersonator Austin Butler on December 17th, SNL revealed that Strong’s final show will air that night. She left in character as Cathy Anne, a regular role she had played on the show, for a special Weekend Update segment.
Why Did Cecily Strong Leave SNL?
A Tweet from SNL’s Official Account on December 17, 2022, Confirmed the News that Cecily Would No Longer Be Appearing on The Show.
It Was on the Night of Her Final Performance that She Also Announced Her Departure.
“Tonight, We Say Goodbye to One of The Very Greatest. Cecily, You’ll Be Sorely Missed “the Well-Liked Show’s Social Media Posts.
The 38-Year-Old Was only Expected to Return for The First Half of The Season, Said the Hollywood Reporter.
According to The News Source, Cecily Missed the Opening Credits of The Season Premiere Because She Was Attending the Los Angeles Exhibition The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in The Universe at The Mark Taper Forum.
Who Will Replace Cecily Strong?
Up until This Point, Snl Has Not Announced Who Will Take Over for Strong on The Late Night Show.
As a Regular on The Channel, Cecily Was Well-Known for Her Impressions of Various Guests, Such as Judge Jeanine Pirro, Ana Navarro, Kendall Jenner, Megyn Kelly, and Liz Cheney.
She Also Came up With Tropes Like “that Girl at The Party You Really Shouldn’t Have Started Talking To.”
What Has Cecily Strong Said?
Cecily Strong Took to Social Media to Say Farewell to Her Former Home and Fans After Announcing Her Resignation from Snl only Hours Before Her Final Episode.
I Feel Like My Heart Is Going to Explode,” She Posted on Instagram. “I Landed My Ideal Job Ten and A Half Years Ago.
“on My First Day of Work, I Made a Concerted Effort to Act as If I Belonged There and Knew What I Was Doing.
After Saying My Goodbyes that Night at 11, I Went. the Elevators Didn’t Go to The Ground Floor, and I Didn’t Want to Go Back up To Seek Help After Saying My Goodbyes.
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I Searched Each Level for A Possible Extra Exit, and I’m Quite Sure I Found Them All. Maybe I Even Went Down a Flight of Stairs.
As It Turned Out, I Went Back Upstairs, and My Future Best Friend Colin Jost Showed Me the Way to The Hidden Elevator.
“leaving that Night Felt as Impossible as It Does Now. and Once Again, My Wonderful Friend Colin Jost Came to My Rescue; This Time, He Enlisted the Services of Elvis Presley to Sing Me Off.
She Apologised for Her “public Silence” on The Matter. I Didn’t Need Any Further Stress Over a Sensitive Matter.
And I’m Very Appreciative that I Had the Great Shows of The Past Six Weeks to Ease Me Into It.
“I Am Packed and Ready to Depart, but Here Will Always Seem Like Home to Me. Working with The Most Incredible People on The Planet Has Been the Highlight of My Life.
What Is Next for Cecily Strong After SNL?
Despite becoming the Last Long-Term Cast Member to Leave This Season, Strong’s Departure in The Midst of The Season Gave Viewers More Time with Her Before Saying Goodbye.
At The End of The Previous Season, Notable Cast Members Such as Kate Mc Kinnon, Pete Davidson, and Aidy Bryant All Left Saturday Night Live, Presumably to Explore Other Projects.
Most Likely, Strong Has Chosen the Same Choice, Albeit Her Next Work Will Still Put Her in Contact with Saturday Night Live Creator Lorne Michaels’s Inner Circle.
Michaels Directed and Acted in The Apple Tv+ Original Musical Schmigadoon Alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Marking Her Most Notable Role to Date Outside of Her Stint At Snl. that Show, About a Feuding Couple Who Find Themselves Stuck in A Community Run by the rules of a movie musical, has already been revived.
In the second season of Schmigadoon, Strong will continue to follow the newly-reunited couple as they leave town and become immersed in a musical genre centered on songs from the ’60s and ’70s.