Jason Sudeikis opens up about leaving SNL: “You’ll never really leave that place, and it never leaves you.”
Despite not confirming whether or not he’s actually leaving SNL after this season, he did say “You’ll never really leave that place, and it never leaves you. It’s an emotional journey getting through a season, much less the final one.”
It was believed that he was leaving last summer, but that never came into reality. “Last year felt like just the right amount of thought went into it [the decision to stay on for another season], and there were things that I was hoping to accomplish. I don’t know if I have the same checklist of things I need to cross off now.”
He’s already gotten the courtroom sketch “Maine Justice” on the air, something he wanted to see, and he’s mentored the incoming writers, another task on his “checklist.”
As for Wilde, Sudeikis calls her “the sweetest woman I’ve ever known.”
When congratulated on the engagement, Sudeikis deadpans, “Thank you. I said yes.” He says the couple’s shooting for a date sometime in the next year. As for the guests, “I don’t know if Obama even reads his e-vites—they probably go through nine filters,” he jokes. “Any e-vite is probably going to go to spam.”
I love him and I’m certainly not ready for him to leave SNL! I worry that all the good people are leaving, and what will be left? A bunch of horribly un-funny sketches! Stay Jason, STAY!