Lorne Michaels

‘SNL’ Showrunner: Rosie O’Donnell Too Hateful to Play Steve Bannon

Lorne Michaels, the creative mind behind Saturday Night Live, said that the long-running variety show never reached out to Rosie O’Donnell to take on the role of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon because she would have approached the role “from hate” rather than from comedy.

Rosie O'Donnell speaks at a rally calling for resistance to President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, prior the president's address to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Did ‘SNL 40’ Snub Christian Conservative Former Cast Member?

While NBC’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special featured cast members and guests from all eras of the show’s four-decade run, one SNL alum was notably absent from all the laughter — Christian conservative and Obama opponent Victoria Jackson.

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