We mentioned last week that SNL would be getting two fresh, female faces added to the cast this year. What we didn’t know until now is that they will be replacing the fresh, female faces added last year!
Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson have been axed from the show, keeping SNL a fairly men’s stomping ground for another season.
When asked about the change, Michaela acted gracious for the experience, but provided an explanation that made little sense:
“The only explanation I got from [Lorne Michaels] — and he’s not known to say things just to make people feel better — was that he felt deep down that I should have my own show. And I agreed. SNL was a dream come true for me. It was a fantastic year. I don’t have any regrets.”
Unless he is giving you your own show, we don’t see what the deal is.
She’s good enough for a solo gig, but not good enough for an ensemble piece? That goes right up there with “You’re overqualified for the position.”
Let’s hope these next girls will last longer.