Michaela Watkins SNL Contract Not Renewed
Michaela Watkins from Saturday Night Live did not have her contract renewed for the upcoming season, and it seems to have come as a bit of a shock to her. Watkins was hired as a featured performer last year, but it was only last week that she found out she wasn't going to be returning.
I got a call Friday night, last week. I guess I should have known. My contract was up — it expired on July 15, which is normally when people are renewed. Mine wasn’t renewed, but I was not definitively let go. And I think that it was anybody’s ball game whether I was going to or not, it was just — I was told, that doesn’t mean anything, this happens all the time.
She is now going to be heading back to L.A, but says she'll miss the atmosphere of the show and the characters, such as Arianna Huffington, that she got to portray.