Victoria Jackson planned to make her return to the "Saturday Night Live" set last Friday to visit friends, revealing that she would love to make a cameo on the show after being away for 20 years. Jackson also suggests that the show's writers are not all liberals.
Prior to her visit, she told me, “I'm going to visit some of my friends at 'Saturday Night Live.' I haven't been back for, like, 20 years. I'm going to have butterflies, and I'm going to be reliving all my memories of the adrenalin rush.” She added, “I'm going to be intimidated because the new cast members are cool and hot. They are the groovy people now, and I'm the old grandma. But I love comedy, so maybe they will give me a cameo. I would love a cameo, but I don't know if I can handle the adrenalin.”
Admitting that her extreme views have not helped her career, Jackson argues that a lot of other factors have also made it difficult to find work.
“I do think my views might have hurt my career, but there are other factors involved in me not getting work, including me being 20 pounds overweight, being 53 years old, living in Miami, which is very far away from all auditions, so I can't just blame it on my faith or my conservative views. There is a conservative writer on 'SNL' who is in the closet and shall remain nameless. You might lose your career if you come out as a conservative. Maybe some people know, but they don't say anything because he's really good at what he does. They don't want to lose him.”
"SNL" did not respond to a request for comment.
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