‘Ready To Hang Up the Jersey’: SNL’s Pete Davidson Alludes To Leaving the Show
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Pete Davidson, aka “The King of Staten Island”, hinted once again at being ready to leave SNL after six years of being a key cast member.
“Yeah, I’m good. I’m surprised I made it to seven [seasons]…I’m ready to hang up the jersey. Kenan’s, like, [f–kin] Karl Malone out there,” Davidson said on Thursday at a round table talk with The Hollywood Reporter.
While concluding his “Weekend Update” speech last week, Davidson said, “I’m very grateful to be here, and it’s been an honor to grow up in front of you guys.” Once again confusing fans to whether or not Davidson was ready to throw in the towel.
During his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which included Ben Platt and Ed Helm, Davidson continued to say, “I was in a really different place a year or two ago, and I’m not exactly proud of how I handled or was handling things a few years ago.”
“Looking back on it, you’re like, ‘Oh, come on, dude,’ but luckily a pandemic happened, and I got kicked in the balls and had to sit with all of my immature, irrational decisions.”
While Davidson is best known for his time at SNL, he also starred in his own movie last year called, “The King Of Staten Island.”
Last year however was not Davidson’s first time in a feature film. He also made a surprise appearance in the 2016 hit film “Susicide Squad.”
“I love superhero movies and I’m a huge James Gunn fan. And I got a call from James Gunn, he was like, ‘There’s this role for you in the movie. And you play a guy named Richard Hertz.’ And I was like ‘Dick Hertz. I’m in!’ Yeah, that’s his real name,” Davidson said in an interview with Cinemablend.
“My character’s name is Dick Hertz. And I was like, ‘Dude, that’s the greatest. That’s so awesome.’ And yeah, he was nice enough to let me be in it. It’s a thing I still can’t believe, it’s like ridiculous.”
During the pandemic SNL was briefly put on hold, but when they were able to resume filming Davidson said he was “so happy.”
“I was literally sitting in a room with my own thoughts, and I was feeling really bad…I felt really lucky, and I was really excited just to, like, work and see people, and I kind of had a different outlook for this season and kind of moving forward,” he said in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
SNL’s cast contracts for Season 47 will not be secured until later this summer, according to Page Six.