Kate McKinnon spilled an entire cup of coffee on her butt before her plane took off

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Kate McKinnon was on The Tonight Show earlier this week, where she was promoting her Audible sitcom, Heads Will Roll. She calls it “like Veep meets Game of Thrones,” she plays an evil queen and it’s a fantasy scripted audio series co-starring her sister, Emily Lynne Berthold. Tim Gun, Meryl Streep and Peter Dinklage are also going to be on it! Jimmy asked her if she’d traveled during her recent two weeks off from SNL. She said she flew from NY to LA and it wasn’t the most pleasant experience. She also told a story about her poor cat hurting himself trying to get into some gluten free banana bread her neighbor left for her in tupperware.

On spilling coffee all over her butt
Have you spilled an entire cup of coffee in a plane seat before sitting down? I spilled it on mine and had to sit in it for six hours and wait at the checkout in gray sweatpants with a full brown butt. You can’t explain ‘I spilled a whole cup of coffee that’s why my butt is brown. It’s not what you think it’s just coffee.’

On her cat Nino hurting himself breaking into her banana bread
He’s not doing so well he had an incident. My neighbor baked some gluten free banana bread and left it by my door in a Tupperware in a paper bag. I got home and the bag was torn around my apartment and my cat [had] both feet bloody, two toenails hanging out. He tried so hard to get into that banana bread and it was gluten free. He’s fine [now]

[From The Tonight Show]

After that they talked about Adam Sandler’s upcoming appearance on SNL and Kate fangirled a little, saying she grew up watching him. Plus she really sold her new Audible show, it sounds funny and interesting. Audible is getting in the scripted content game I guess. Kate also loves podcasts and said she listens to the Casefile podcast! I listen to that too! It’s an Australian series with a guy telling gruesome murder and serial killer stories. (He smartly does it anonymously as some killers are still at large.) Sometimes it’s hard to take. My favorite episode is this one as it’s not as scary as some of the other ones.

I once had a whole glass of red wine spilled all over my lap on a plane. My son was a toddler and he smacked the tray table. It was all down the front of my pants so at least it didn’t look like I sh-t myself. Another time, when he was also little, he threw up on a plane and some of it, but not all of it, got on me. That was something and I was mortified. There’s nothing quite like being stuck on a plane in heavily soiled clothes. I’m sure Kate was in first class so at least she had more leg room and free cookies.

Also there are stories that Kate may be leaving SNL. She’s got the upcoming Hulu series The Dropout coming where she plays Theranos scammer Elizabeth Holmes, so that’s a definite possibility.

Here’s the interview:

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  1. hoopjumper says:

    I love everything about Kate and am always thrilled for Kate coverage. I’m hoping there’s a twist of some kind to her take on the Dropout. We’ve all heard so much about Theranos already, there’s no need for a super literal adaption.

  2. Snazzy says:

    I had someone projectile vomit in my hair once as I was on a flight to Nairobi. The flight attendant want to put me in business she felt so bad but it was full so she made sure I had a billion hot towels and an endless supply of wine until we got to Nairobi. I was drunk off my a** by the time I landed but my uncle who came to pick me up said you could smell me coming 😬

    • Esmom says:

      My husband had a kid next to him on a plane turn and start vomiting but luckily my husband jumped up just in time and it landed all over his seat. So my husband got to move up to first class and I had to sit in the seat just across the aisle from the sick-seat for a few more hours and it was vile. Along with the smell, I couldn’t stop fuming in resentment at the kid’s guardian/companion who had let him eat non-stop junk food while he watched porn on a portable CD player. I’d never been so happy to get off a plane in my life.

      Anyway, I love Kate and am happy she’s having so much success. She’s just so great — smart, funny, engaging — and so beautiful, too.

    • elimaeby says:

      Ugh. I once had a little kid (like four or five) projectile vomit orange juice and bagel on me on a flight to Chicago. I was in a dress and he splattered my entire left leg. His mom handed me a wet wipe and said “Well, at least you’re not wearing pants.”

      I’m still mad about it.

  3. Tris says:

    She’s cool! I love that she stands like a human on the red carpet, instead of crossing her legs and teetering like every other woman. That’s my pet peeve, and I love that she stands like a superhero!

  4. minx says:

    She’s the best.

  5. Lucia says:

    I know many people love Kate McKinnon but she annoys me and I don’t know why. I can’t pin why there’s something about her that rubs me the wrong way. I stopped watching SNL because it seems like she’s in every sketch.

  6. lucy2 says:

    I love her, and if she is ready to leave SNL, I hope great things are ahead for her. And I love how much she loves her cat, she always talks about him in interviews!

  7. Ader says:

    Gotta admit, I had to throw Kate a side-eye last week when I discovered that she dated Bari Weiss for awhile — and still maintains a friendship with her. It’s like finding out a new friend is a dedicated Scientologist. A big ole Whomp Whaaaa, Price is Right style.

  8. Michelle Connolly says:

    OMG I LOVE Casefile!

    I love the stories and they are brilliantly researched, however… His accent is a disaster! Even Aussies I know thing it’s insane. I used to use it to send me to sleep it was so monotone – I’m glad they now use music to explain when they’re going into commercials, before it would be like
    “As the police entered the room they noticed there was blood everywhere. On the walls. The floor. Casper is the most comfortable mattress I have ever known….”
    And you’re like HOLY SHIT they had a Casper mattress covered in blood? No, wait, it’s an advert….