Kate McKinnon knows her way around a hyper-intense lady.
On Saturday Night Live, the comedian has made a name for herself going all-in on characters that wouldn’t place at the self-awareness Olympics. (“Crazy eyes” is a nickname one could often use to describe her creations.) Now, she’s bringing that energy to Intramural, her first major role in a feature film.
Intramural, a send-up of feel-good sports stories, centers around a group of fifth-year college seniors, led by Caleb (The Office‘s Jake Lacy), who attempt to relive the glory days by reuniting the old intramural football team and doubling down on a rivalry that runs deep. McKinnon portrays Caleb’s eccentric, demanding girlfriend-turned-fiancée, Vicky. “The film is so goofy,” McKinnon tells EW about the movie that’s screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival this week. “I did this film with really great guys [including SNLers Jay Pharoah and Beck Bennett] and it was so much fun being in Austin for the summer [for the shoot]. It was like summer camp. It’s a wild romp and so fun.”
Read on for McKinnon’s thoughts about why so many of her characters could kindly be called clueless, her Intramural co-stars, and Saturday Night Live — because clearly we had to ask her about the already-classic musical sketch “Twin Bed.” READ FULL STORY