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Maya Rudolph says she loves playing Kamala Harris on SNL: ‘Feels like being on the side of the good guys’


Maya Rudolph said she loves playing Sen. Kamala Harris (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 Biden 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 Trump in the November election. In announcing the pick, Biden said Harris was a “”smart, tough, and ready” public servant who is “ready to lead.” 

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