Cecily Strong On ‘SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Change-Up: “I’m Genuinely Happy”

Saturday Night Live performer Cecily Strong took to Instagram late Friday, responding to her departure as the “Weekend Update” co-anchor. It was announced on Sept. 11 that Strong would be replaced by former Saturday Night Live writer Michael Che, who will become the first black co-anchor on the faux news segment when the show returns for its 40th season on Sept. 27.

According to Strong, there’s nothing to cry about.

“I don’t see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I’m better at. And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che! No point in being angry or sad for me for something I’m genuinely happy about! Unless you are just a person who enjoys being angry or sad. Then I guess play on, playa,” said Strong on Instagram.

Strong has appeared as the co-host of “Weekend Update” for the last two seasons. Upon her arrival on SNL, she portrayed the “Weekend Update” guest correspondent ‘The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party’.

The comedienne posted the above Instagram photo and also explained the bandage on her neck: “Also, I danced too hard last night so now I am wearing a hot pad on my neck. Be angry and sad for me about my dumbass neck.”

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2014/09/cecily-strong-response-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-departure-834136/