Cecily Strong Shares Emotional Note About ‘Impossible’ Decision To Leave ‘SNL’

Cecily Strong just lately opened up about her “impossible” determination to go away “Saturday Night Live” after becoming a member of the present over a decade in the past.

On Sunday, the now-former forged member shared a video on Instagram capturing an emotional send-off from the weekend’s episode. To bid farewell to Strong, her forged mates and host Austin Butler carried out a rendition of “Blue Christmas” — the vacation basic popularized by Elvis Presley, whom Butler portrayed in a biopic this 12 months.

“My heart is bursting,” she wrote within the caption of the submit. Strong added that she felt it was “impossible to leave” the forged, describing her position as a “dream job.”

Strong additionally shared a narrative about her first day with the sketch present, recalling how she received misplaced within the “SNL” constructing whereas looking for an exit. She stated she was finally aided by “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost, describing him as a “great friend.”

“Colin Jost ended up helping me again, this time by getting Elvis to sing me off (thank you Austin Butler you absolute kind and generous dreamboat),” she wrote in Sunday’s submit.

“I am ready to go, but I’ll always know home is here,” she added. “I’ve had the time of my life working with the greatest people on earth.”

Host Austin Butler and now-former forged member Cecily Strong on the Dec. 17 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

Strong starred in a number of memorable sketches throughout her time on the present. Amongst her common impressions had been her portrayals of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Fox Information host Jeanine Pirro. She additionally impersonated journalist Sarah Koenig throughout a parody of the podcast “Serial” in 2014.

Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant are among the many forged members who’ve additionally left “SNL” this 12 months. They departed on the finish of the earlier season.