Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kate McKinnon on the July 2017 Cover of Elle Magazine


Following her attendance at the Rough Night premiere, Kate McKinnon's July 2017 Elle magazine cover was revealed. On the cover which was shot by Paola Kudacki, Kate is wearing a VERSACE dress which was accessorized with ELSA PERETTI FOR TIFFANY & CO earrings and a EMILY WHEELER rings. In the issue, she is being interviewed by Tina Fey in which she talks politics, career idols and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Kate's feature, visit Elle.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on June 20th.



Jacket by Isabel Marant. T-shirt by Gap. Jeans by Isabel Marant Étoile. Earrings by Marie-Hélène De Taillac. Watch by Cartier. Ring by Emily P. Wheeler. Pumps by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini.


Tina Fey:
Let's talk about political characters, Kate! How extensively do you follow politics in real life?

Kate McKinnon: 
I wasn't a newspaper person until I got hired here. You have to get ideas from somewhere, and when the election began, I began reading [the New York Times]. Now it's an everyday thing. When we're off, I try not to do it as much because you want to have a moment of joy.

Tina Fey: 
It's kind of stressful and all-consuming. When you play a person like Kellyanne Conway, what are the advantages of building a character off that person, as opposed to a common character?

Kate McKinnon: 
It's much easier for me to do an impression of someone real, because you and the audience begin with a baseline understanding of this person's life. And then if you subvert that in any way, it's a little comedy surprise. That does the bulk of the work for you.




Bodysuit by Gap. Trousers by Giorgio Armani. Earrings by Bulgari. Mules by Manolo Blahnik.


Credit: Essence magazine


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