Every week on "Saturday Night Live," Kate McKinnon cracks up audiences with her impressions of Chelsea Handler's Swedish doppelganger, Penélope Cruz, and other celebs, but one of h...MoreEvery week on "Saturday Night Live," Kate McKinnon cracks up audiences with her impressions of Chelsea Handler's Swedish doppelganger, Penélope Cruz, and other celebs, but one of her most recognizable is that of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
When her on-point impression earned her a guest spot on Ellen's show, Kate says she was excited and terrified to meet the host backstage. "I thought that I would be so bizarre that they would have to drag me off, and I think I bordered on that," Kate says. "I wanted to be able to talk to her as a woman, but all I could say was, 'God, I love you, Ellen. I love you so much.'"
Before Kate hit it big on "SNL," she had a few jobs that just weren't the right fit — including one stint as a telemarketer. "It was the job for which I am the least cut out in this world," she says. "I couldn't sell crack to a crack person."
Now that she's established as a cast member, she's able to experiment with different ways to get laughs, including her favorite — kissing nastily. "I don't do it in real life, I just like to do it on display," Kate says, fondly recalling the time she licked Louis C.K.'s face, which tasted like "the salt of a man." Find more Daily Shot videos on Yahoo Screen.Less