Fans Call Maya Rudolph 'Real Winner' After Kamala Harris Gets Tapped as Biden's VP

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Just after Democrat candidate for president Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, Maya Rudolph's name began trending.

If you're unclear as to why Rudolph's name came up, let's refresh your memory: The SNL actress has notably portrayed the Californian politician on the NBC sketch-comedy show and even received an Emmy nomination for her performance. A Biden/Harris ticket nearly guarantees Rudolph will be reappearing on the show to serve fans even more of her award-nominated portrayal.

Rudolph happened to be recording a panel discussion for Entertainment Weekly, alongside other Emmy nominees, such as Wanda Sykes and Angela Bassett, when she got the news. The Bridesmaids star uttered a surprised expletive when she first heard, and then shared more insight into where her head was at with Harris now running for office.

"I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out I'm sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there," she told the outlet.

"Ever since I was a kid, truly, I wanted to be on any sort of SCTV, Saturday Night Live, and I can't believe that I got to work there, and I can't believe that it's my family still. I'm so thrilled to even be associated with the show and that I got to go back. It's like the gift that keeps on giving. Honestly, it's my favorite place to play."

The 48-year-old added that she was "as surprised as you are," but that the announcement is "spicy."

Many others found the news more than spicy, sharing their thoughts and hopes of Rudolph coming back to Studio 8H as Harris in the future on Twitter.

Of course, not everyone was so excited to see Rudolph resurface as Harris:

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Rose Low

Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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