Hillary Clinton will make a surprise appearance on the 41st season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, the latest in a series of non-political media, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
An NBC spokeswoman declined to comment, but the Times reported that she would appear with Kate McKinnon, the “SNL” cast member who has won praise for portraying Clinton as an image-obsessed, guffawing candidate trying to appear more authentic.
The Times said that plans for the appearance could still change, citing executive producer Lorne Michaels desire to maintain surprise over celebrity cameos.
Clinton made a guest appearance on the show in 2008, along with the cast member who portrayed her back then, Amy Poehler.
In the past month, Clinton has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Ellen Show,” appearing in skits and even dancing, in guest spots that have been seen as an effort to show a looser and more humorous side of her. She also gave an interview for Lena Dunham’s site Lenny, above, and appeared in a promotional video for the site.