After 11 years on the late-night mainstay, Kate McKinnon hung up her Hillary Clinton power suit in May with one of the best rรฉsumรฉs in the show's history.

On Thursday, McKinnon discussed why she decided to leave after such a long stay for the first time since her heartbreaking farewell.

It's interesting that two of them are still working on the show. Kenan Thompson has already aired for 20 seasons, and Cecily Strong was only a few episodes

Only Fred Armisen (11 years) and Seth Meyers (13 years) and Darrell Hammond (14 years) have been on the program for as long or longer.

Although several cast members are nearing or have passed their own ten-year milestones, cast stability has been surprisingly consistent in recent seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic

Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson all said their goodbyes on McKinnon's last episode. What then, eventually persuaded McKinnon that the moment had come?

McKinnon remarked on Thursday's "Live with Kelly and Ryan": "All I ever wanted to do in my life was to be on 'Saturday Night Live.

McKinnon has expressed uncertainty about returning for Season 48, despite the fact that several of her close friends from the show are still employed there.