Aidy Bryant: Last News


Why Aidy Bryant stayed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ longer than she wanted to

ended her run a decade later after Season 47.The “Shrill” star told Variety in a new profile that she wanted to leave the NBC show sooner, however, the coronavirus ruined her plans. “If it weren’t for COVID, I probably would have left a few years earlier,” she said. “But it was such a huge change.”“When COVID hit, it was so jarring that we were all like, ‘I’m definitely going to come back next year.’ And then I had to shoot ‘Shrill’ for half of last season, and so I missed a lot,” she continued.Bryant noted that she felt that 10 years seemed to be enough time on “SNL.” “And then it was like, ‘Well, now I should go back one more.’ I kept trying to seek one last normal year.

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