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Hillary Clinton stopped by Ellen for a show that airs on Monday and told host Ellen DeGeneres that watching Kate McKinnon play her on Saturday Night Live is “like an out-of-body experience,” especially in person.
Clinton talked about her experience appearing on SNL on this season’s premiere episode. “I mean, there I am — with her! I mean, when I see her doing me, I’m like, ‘Oh no, that’s not me.’ And then, I’m within inches of her and some of it’s off but some of it’s a little too close for comfort.”
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination also revealed that the producers’ plans for the end of the skit changed a little after hearing Clinton’s singing voice.
The first thing they wanted to do, was they wanted to end the skit, as it eventually does, with me singing. And I said, ‘You really don’t want to hear me sing.’
“‘Oh yes, we do,’ they said. So we go to rehearse it and we get to the part where I sing and the producers look at me and go, ‘No, we don’t want to hear you sing.’ So there’s a little tiny bit of singing at the end, but that’s all.”
Clinton and DeGeneres also spoke about some heavier topics, like gun violence, and some lighter ones, like taking a selfie with Kim Kardashian.
“There’s so much going on with the gun violence with the terrorists,” DeGeneres said. “And everyone is scared. I think people need to be reassured that we’re ok.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time around families that have lost kids or loved ones to gun violence, and there are just no words,” said Clinton. “I was so proud of the president the other day when he said, ‘Hey, we have to do something to stop all of this gun violence.’ You send your first grader to school and you don’t expect to lose that child in a mass murder. So there’s a lot to be afraid of. I think it’s fair for people to feel that, but at the same time we have to put that into the right context. It’s not a pervasive all-encompassing set of threats.”
DeGeneres wrapped the interview on a lighter note, asking Clinton about her experience taking a selfie with Kim Kardashian. Clinton said that she was very impressed with Kardashian’s phone, that “has lights all the way around it like little tiny, tiny lightbulbs” that “make you look better.”
“I have been desperately looking for one of those ever since with no luck. So if anybody knows where you can get one … “
Clinton also played a game of “Heads Up!” with Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn.
Watch the full segment below, followed by the “Heads Up!” game.
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