Is Pete Davidson ready to quit Saturday Night Live? That’s precisely the indication he provided in the latest interview, making fans wonder whether he’s really leaving for good.
Pete Davidson is fueling speculations that he’ll be leaving Saturday Night Live. The comedian, 27, teased that his time on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase might be drawing to a close in a roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter.
While discussing castmate Kenan Thompson’s run of almost two decades, Davidson said:
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&&&&&’ Karl Malone out there.
During the Season 46 finale last week, Davidson and numerous other important members of the cast, notably Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, fueled exit speculations.
Watch: Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic – SNL
The King of Staten Island star offered an emotional remark at the end of Weekend Update, making viewers wonder whether he was giving up.
He told the audience,
I’m very grateful to be here, and it’s been an honor to grow up in front of you guys.
Pete Davidson also revisited his 2020 comments denouncing SNL as a setting where he’s made out to be this big dumb moron.
The Suicide Squad star shared,
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.
Pete Davidson continued,
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.’
Because his mental state was deteriorating, Davidson said he was overjoyed when he learned that SNL would start filming.
The actor stated,
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.
The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic pushed Davidson to ponder, and he is now really grateful to be back at work.