Maya Rudolph To Play Michelle Obama On SNL

October 24, 2008 By:
Maya Rudolph To Play Michelle Obama On SNL

This season of Saturday Night Live is all about the return of the veterans! So far, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell have made cameos, and now it's Maya Rudolph's turn.

She'll be returning to play Michelle Obama, and is reportedly working on her impression right now. SNL is riding high right now! Executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters he was anxious for Maya's return based on the success of the previous alums this season.

Maya was reportedly scheduled to play Michelle Obama in the season premiere this fall, appearing alongside the real Barack Obama, but when the senator canceled in light of
Hurricane Ike, the skit was scrapped, because Obama went down to help out. Keep your fingers crossed that she comes back this weekend!