So word on the street is that NBC held Saturday Night Live auditions this month, looking specifically for black women.
The conversation continued after Kerry Washington hosted an episode (her first time) to season high ratings – in an episode in which the show mocked the criticism it faced, which we posted here.
Actress Bresha Webb told Jasmine Brand about the showcase: “The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior. It was an awesome opportunity even though it was such a short notice but, if you stay ready you ain’t gotta get ready and we were READY! Lol But we were all honored to be selected.”
Other actresses that auditioned include Tiffany Haddish, Simonne Shepherd, and Darmirra Brunson.
This is an issue that S&A has addressed ad naseam, and not just this year.
With today’s news, it looks like we just might see a black woman cast member announced soon.