Saturday Night Live actress Amy Poehler will be leaving the show for good after 7 years being part of the cast. She is pregnant and expecting her first child soon. She’s not only leaving the show for a maternity leave, when her doctors allow her to return to work, she won’t be returning to SNL, she wants to pursue other opportunities in acting like acting for other TV shows and films for the big screen. She says it was really hard to make this decision and you have to know when to put it down.
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I think I know why SNL stars leave the show to do more acting on TV and Hollywood films. Most of these actors who go on SNL, they go on SNL to help get their name out there as an actor. When their popularity rise on SNL, that’s when these actors realize they are too big and famous for the show, they want to move on to bigger opportunities.
SNL helped a lot of actors get to the big time. If there was no Saturday Night Live, then we would get no Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Kevin Nealon, Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, etc. The list goes on.
Amy Poehler is getting too popular for the show, that it’s time for her to hang it up because she’s on her way to the big time. Congrats to Amy.