Kerry Washington is riding a wave of success off of her star role in the hit ABC show “Scandal.” The wave arrives this week at “Saturday Night Live”, and not a second too late. SNL is under the microscope about the lack of black women on the show. Keenan Thompson’s decision to no longer play female characters has limited the show. When the First Lady, Michelle Obama, isn’t represented the show has a problem.
Enter Washington this week to add some much needed female diversity to the roster, if only for a week. NBC released a whole slew of promos for the upcoming show, and Washington shows off her comedic chops with SNL vet Taran Killam.
Here’s the promo reel.
An all new episode of “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Kerry Washington featuring musical guest Eminem kicks off Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30pm.