Maya Rudolph said she loves playing Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Harris facilitates coin toss at Howard University football game Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE (D-Calif.) on “Saturday Night Live,” saying that she “feels like being on the side of the good guys.”
In an interview with the Associated Press published to YouTube on Wednesday, Rudolph said she didn’t expect to still be playing Harris after the California senator ended her own presidential bid in December, but added that she’s loved playing the vice presidential nominee.
“It feels like being on the side of the good guys,” Rudolph said. “I couldn't feel better and I just feel like whatever needs to happen, let’s go. I’m ready.”
Rudolph first teased the return of her performance as Harris in August, after Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE picked Harris to be his running-mate.
The comedian received three Emmy nominations this year, including an “Outstanding Guest Actress” nod for her role as the California senator in SNL sketches poking fun at the Democratic presidential primary field.
Harris has signaled approval of Rudolph’s impersonation of her, saying on Twitter last year "That girl being played by @MayaRudolph on @nbcsnl? That girl was me."
Harris would be the first Black woman to serve as vice president if Biden defeats President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE in the November election. In announcing the pick, Biden said Harris was a “"smart, tough, and ready" public servant who is "ready to lead."